A decline in courage may be the most striking feature, which an outside observer notices in the West in our days.  The Western world has lost its civil courage, both as a whole and separately, in each country, each government, each political party, and, of course, in the United Nations.  Such a decline in courage is particularly noticeable among the ruling groups and the intellectual elite, causing an impression of loss of courage by the entire society.  Of course, there are many courageous individuals, but they have no determining influence on public life. (Alexsandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008)

Editor's Corner

Why Is Coiffing an Ale Fine, but Smoking a Joint Not?

(The following was recently published on LifeSite, in response to the setting up of a marijuana store - a 'pot shop' - in the...

Arguing A Council and Archbishop Vigano

(This article was first published on June 26th, on LifeSite, but is still relevant, given the recent interview with Archbishop Vigano and Phil Lawler,...

The Hope and Joy of Pier Giorgio

One of the more joyful and attractive saints of modern times died on this day in 1925 at the youthful age of 24, Pier...

The United States not so United, and a Saint of Portugal

A joyous Independence Day to all our American readers, one that may be more muted than days of yore in the troubled United States....

Doubting, But Faithful, Thomas

Saint Thomas, the Apostle, is called 'Didymus', the 'twin', perhaps, as some surmised, because he looked a lot like Christ. Whether that be true,...

Nota in Brevis

Stoned, but not Out

I have an article this morning on LifeSite, which tries - as all essays should do - to make the case for the distinction...

Adding Titles and Falling Totems

Pope Francis has added three new titles to the Litany of Loreto, the ancient prayer to Our Lady under various of her titles: We...

Dr. Robert Walley, Requiescat in Pace

Please do pray for the repose of the soul of Dr. Robert Walley, a pro-life Canadian hero, who passed away on June 22nd, the...

The Neo-Barbarians

Cancel culture continues - and there seems little or no distinctions in the collective mind in what they will destroy, annihilate, obliterate. We use...

Scotus Unravels the Social Order Yet Further

In 1964, the United States passed the Civil Rights Act, which forbade unjust discrimination based on ‘race, color, religion, sex or national origin’. Today,...