To have courage for whatever comes in life -- everything lies in that (Saint Theresa of Avila, +1582)

Editor's Corner

Teresa, of Jesus

On this, the 'ides' of October, we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who, along with her...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, back in those heady days of the early sixties, the future,...

A Danse Macabre of a Debate

Concerning the other night’s ‘debate’, allow me to offer the following enthymeme, a sort of summarized syllogism described by Aristotle: When a society loses faith,...

Newman the Kindly Prophet

Although he died on August 11th, this is the day the Church has chose to commemorate Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (+1890); for it...

A Controversial Canadian Cardinal

In a surprise move, Pope Francis has appointed a Canadian Jesuit priest, Father Michael Czerny, as one of the newest members of the august...

Nota in Brevis

All Too Human Saints and Prophets

A blessed Sunday to all our readers, on which we always commemorate Christ's resurrection and triumph over decay and destruction, trampling death for all...

A Time to Give Thanks, and a Time to Vote

A blessed and joyous Thanksgiving to all our readers, a greeting which we would have offered earlier, but some technical glitches got in the...

Denis, Leonardi and Newman

We have two saints on the universal calendar today, and one blessed yet to be put thereon, who will be canonized this Sunday. In historical...

A Tale of Two Synods

Today marks the beginning of two synods, the one on the ‘Amazon’, with its controversial working document, and the one in Germany, with perhaps...

Wherefore Art Thou, Candidates?

What is one to say of our Prime Minister - or Prime Minstrel, as he has been dubbed - prancing around in blackface, curiously...