Editor's Corner

Violence and Rational Dialogue

Already it has begun, with the bodies of the Christchurch victims not yet buried, and the emotional calls for condemnation even of the very...

Ite ad Joseph

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saint Joseph to one and all!The silent saint from the Gospel, husband of the Virgin Mary, and foster...

The Real Message of Saint Patrick

(Here is a modified re-posting of some thoughts on Saint Patrick's Day from last year. Much has happened since then, and you may find...

The Limits of Artifical ‘Intelligence’

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than...

Frances of Rome and the Taoiseach of Ireland

In the most troubled of times, God raises up saints as exemplars and intercessors, and Frances of Rome is no exception. Born into privilege...

Nota in Brevis

The Ides and the Martyrs

‘Tis the ides of March, when one is meant to beware, for it marks the assassination of Julius Caesar, a famous enough event in...

Tragedies, Evils and the Still, Small Voice

Tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand, the bucolic land of sheep and Lord of the Rings, where murder is about as rare as it can...

Cardinal Pell’s Innocence and Collegial Guilt

As justice has it, each of us deserves his day in court, and should be deemed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt. But such...

The Radical Prodigal Saint John of God

Saint are by definition ‘extreme’, for they see past the veil of this world, and act almost solely working for the next. Hence, one...

The Ultimate Gift of Perpetua and Felicity

Today is also the feast – a commemoration now, in the Lenten calendar of the Novus Ordo – of the early martyrs Perpetua and...