Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Of Quagmires and Roses

So President Donald Trump has decided to up the ante in Afghanistan, sending in an as-yet undefined number of troops, with no timeline, no...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

A brief note this morning, on this August 21st memorial of Pope Saint Pius X, that, besides honoring one of the great Pontiffs of...

An Inestimable Gift to God

In the eyes of God, the smaller and more hidden things in this life are often those of the greatest moment in the sight...

Lessons from Kolbe and Auschwitz

To be honest, I was not fully aware until I came to Auschwitz a few years ago while on pilgrimage in Poland that there...

You’ve Been Googled

James Damore, an engineer at Google (or should I say former engineer at Google) was fired recently for sending around a memo criticizing his company's...

Domini-Canes

Today is the feast of Saint Dominic, who died on the sixth of August, 1221, having founded one of the great and glorious religious...

Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr

A blessed memorial of Pope Saint Sixtus II and Companion Martyrs, who were beheaded along with six of his deacons in witness to the...

The Cure of Ars: A Model for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest, who...

Of Irenicism and Arachnids

I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes: The first is our Prime Minister's participation in the rites and...

Ignatius and his Society

Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) whom we celebrate on this last day of July, in some ways belongs more to the early days of...