For I do not seek to understand in order to believe, but I believe in order to understand. For I believe this: unless I believe, I will not understand. (Saint Anselm of Canterbury, +1109)

Editor's Corner

Saint George, Shakespeare, Brian Boru: England, Ireland and the Fighting Catholic Spirit

Today is a national holiday in England - although, in the midst of this enforced Corona-lockdown with almost everyone out of work and 'sheltering...

The Pure Soul and Mind of Anselm of Canterbury

Saint Anselm (+1109) was bishop of the see of Canterbury, in the south of England, famous for both her original founding bishop, Augustine, who...

Saint Kateri, Canada’s Protectress

This was the title given to Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, by Pope Benedict XVI, when he canonized her on October 28th, 2012, along with six...

Benedict the Beggar and Benedict the Pope

This day marks the anniversary of the death of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre, (+1783), one of the oddest, but also the most attractive, of...

The Glorious Martyrdoms of Martin and Maximus

As we launch into Eastertide, we recall on this day Pope Saint Martin I (+649), one of the noblest, if most tragic, of the...

Nota in Brevis

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...

A Summary of 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...

What We Have Done, and What We Might Do

A continued, blessed Easter Octave to all our readers. Christus surrexit vere, alleluia! Tal Bachman has a succinct summary of how we got from there...

Easter Joy, Lockdown Loops, and Casting Out Fear

A continued blessed and joyous Easter to all our readers, on this second day of eight days of solemnities, each day an 'Easter Sunday'...