A Saint for Canada

Blessed Dina Belanger died on this day in 1929, suffering from tuberculosis, brought on by the scarlet fever she contracted while tending a sick...

Gay Wizards and the Benedict Option

I enjoyed a discussion recently with some priest friends on the Benedict Option, particularly as this applies to education.  How much do we 'retreat'...

Witnessing to the Truth

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June...

Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New

What can one say about Saint Augustine, the great bishop and doctor of the Church, who died on this day in the year of...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...

Of Passports, Kings and Men

Canada will no longer require gender, well, at least on passports.  It seems now individuals confused on what sex God made them can place...

John A’s and Saint Bartholomew’s Imperfections

The iconoclasm and historical revisionism continues apace in the United States, with statues toppling on the left, right and centre, mainly on the right,...

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...