Lead me to pastures, Lord, and graze there with me. Do not let my heart lean either to the right or to the left, but let your good Spirit guide me along the straight path. Whatever I do, let it be in accordance with your will, now until the end. (Saint John Damascene, 749)

Editor's Corner

John of Damascus, the Last of the Eastern Fathers

Was there ever a golden age of Catholic and Islamic relations? The evidence for such is slim, with the two religions seemingly incompatible, but...

Xavier’s Fire For God and Souls

Saint Francis Xavier – the relic of whose forearm, instrumental in the baptizing of tens of thousands made a tour around Canada a  few...

Edmund Campion’s Optimism

Today we celebrate Saint Edmund Campion – see Avellina Ballestri’s fine recounting of his glorious life from the archives - one of the most...

Andrew, the First Apostle, and a Man for All Ages

A blessed feast of Saint Andrew to all our readers! Yes, today, the last day of November, is when we celebrate the first Apostle...

Vietnam, Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

On this memorial of the Martyrs of Vietnam, we commemorate today a whole panoply of white-robed witnesses, Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men,...

Nota in Brevis

Some Light in the CBC?

It's hard to believe the following article was actually published on the CBC website, but here it be: https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opinion-covid-measures-gaslighting-shifting-goalposts-1.6268380 For those readers outside Canada, the CBC...

The Abortion Debate: And So It Begins …

In a recent article of mine, Private Versus Public Morality, published on the Catholic Insight website, I discussed the potential impact of the newly...

Could Roe v Wade be Overturned? Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health

Pray for the Supreme Court today, that they be open to reason, grace and the Holy Spirit. As mentioned in our post on racing...

Quiet, Sombre Waiting…

Advent, as a season of quiet, sombre waiting, has become a thing of the past. There are several reasons for the change. Obviously, commercialism...

Entering Advent

For out of Zion shall go forth instruction, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem (Lk. 21: 36). The first Sunday of Advent marks...