Saint Patrick’s Day after a Brief Hiatus

A very blessed and joyous Saint Patrick's Day to all our readers, after a brief hiatus due to technical issues, for which we heartily...

Women’s Day and the Two Trudeaus

Yesterday, I alluded briefly to Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau, and how she had taken Emma Watson on a scooter ride around Ottawa upon the latter's visit...

The Long and Short of Nukes and Koreans

The North Koreans have tested yet another potentially-intercontinental missile, this one reaching scant 1000 km before crashing into the sea.  Not bad, some might...

The Hope and Joy of Lent

Today we begin the great journey of Lent, a name derived from an olde-Germanico-English word for 'spring', as in renewal, rejuvenation, a pruning and...

M-87 and the Demise of Free Speech

Not one MPP, yes, nary a one of our elected representatives in provincial parliament, not on Conservative, not even the much-vaunted Sam Oosterhoof and...

Discerning the Chair of Peter

We celebrate the feast of the Chair of Saint Peter on this day, commemorating by synecdoche the office of the papacy, instituted by Christ,...

The Imposition of Family Day

I suppose it is requisite to wish everyone a happy 'Family Day', even though my reservations with this holiday, which is not really a...

Two Marital Extremes

Pondering the post-Valentine blues, here is a view of two opposite sides of culture that would have very difficult time cohabiting, so to speak. ...

Cyril, Methodius and Valentine

Today in the universal calendar we celebrate the ninth-century monks and missionaries Saints Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, who translated the Liturgy into...

The Hopeful Message of Lourdes

Today we celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes, when on a cold winter day in 1858 in the south of France, the Virgin Mary appeared...