In her voyage across the ocean of this world, the Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship but to keep her on her course. (Saint Boniface, Bishop and Martyr, +754)

Editor's Corner

Boniface’s Good Work

Saint Boniface, bishop and martyr, was hacked to death by a band of Frisian idol-worshippers on this  day, June 5, 754, along with 52...

The Opticks of Justice

Isaac Newton penned his treatise Opticks in 1704 – and who am I to improve upon his spelling, about which they were not exactly...

Peter and Marcellinus, Hidden, Yet Known

Not much is known of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, except that they were martyrs, likely put to death by beheading at the 12th milestone...

Mater Ecclesiae and the Entrance into ‘Ordinary Time’

We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, as mentioned, made official by Pope Paul VI in 1964. During the Council, there...

Rise and Fall: Everest and Constantinople

May 29th is the anniversary of two world changing events: The first was the reaching the summit of Mount Everest, the top of the...

Nota in Brevis

Wise Advice from Father Nix

If you read nothing else today – but I would recommend our postings on the Ugandan Martyrs and Anton Bruckner - please do peruse...

Peter and Marcellinus, Hidden, Yet Known

Not much is known of Saints Marcellinus and Peter, except that they were martyrs, likely put to death by beheading at the 12th milestone...

Whiskey in the Ruins

This first day of June, apparently is the 525th anniversary of the invention of Scotch whiskey - Gaelic for aqua vitae - the water...

Mater Ecclesiae and the Entrance into ‘Ordinary Time’

We celebrate today the memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church, as mentioned, made official by Pope Paul VI in 1964. During the Council, there...

Catholic Education, Whither Art Thou?

The Catholic School Board of Waterloo was going to fly a flag in solidarity - so to speak - with 'Pride Month'. The emblem...