What does it profit, my brethren, if a man says he has faith but has not works? Can his faith save him?...So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead. Show me your faith apart from your works, and I by my works will show you my faith. You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe -- and shudder. (Saint James)

Editor's Corner

Blessed Marie-Leonie Paradis

There is a trio of Canadian Saints in this week: Saint Marie of the Incarnation, on the last day of April; Saint Francois de...

To the Catacombs with the Virtual Mass?

I read recently a comparison between early Christians forced underground to Mass in the catacombs, and modern Catholics relegated to Mass on the Ethernet (Internet?). ...

Work Made Light in Saint Joseph

In the waning years of the 19th century, before the war to end all wars, and the subsequent instantiation of what is called 'real...

Saint Pius V Standing Between Heaven and Earth

Michel Ghislieri was born Anton, but took the name of the archangel when he joined the Dominican Order at the age of 14, and...

Saints Chanel, Montfort and Wojtyla

On this joyful Eastertide day, we celebrate a double memorial: Saint Peter Chanel (+1841) who evangelized the island of Futuna in the South Pacific...

Nota in Brevis

Oh, What a Tangled Web of Electrons

For a fuller perspective on the life and times of the great Catherine of Siena - who seems to grow in my own estimation...

The Horror, the Horror, of the FDA

Last Friday, the Biden administration permitted the use, sale and distribution of 'fetal tissue', which means the various body parts and organs of unborn...

A Stirring Sermon, and Summary of You Know What

A blessed continued Eastertide to all our readers! Christus resurrexit! In spe gaudentes! Alleluia! Χριστός Ανέστη! I just finished grading my final exams - hence...

The Origin, Efficacy and Morality of Certain Covid Vaccines

For those still struggling with whether to ‘get the shot or not’, especially if pressure is being applied by employers, relatives, friends or the...

Three Dissenters: Kung, O’Toole, Trudeau

On April 6th, at the age of 93, Father Hans Kung went to meet his God, along with the Christ he didn't seem to...