Caecelia and Music that Breaks One’s Heart

As the patroness of Church music, and music in general, Saint Caeceilia has her work cut out for her. A young virgin martyr in...

Ritual and Boredom

More times than I can count I have been told by young men and women that they do not attend Mass because they find...

Hollywood Combusts

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer....

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

Random Reflections on Jacques Maritain

Recently I was startled to realize, it being so uneasy a reminder of my own mortality, that the eminent French philosopher Jacques Maritain has...

The Governor General’s Hubris and Anti-Intellectualism

  On November 1, Governor General (GG) Julie Payette was a keynote speaker at the Canadian Science Policy Conference in Ottawa.  She touched upon a...

Review of “The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains”

If you are an average web-surfer, chances are you will spend about 10 seconds looking at this article. Those of you who stick around...

The Hundred Year War on the Family

Mere days after Our Lady’s final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917, the Bolsheviks took power over Russia and quickly established a totalitarian...

Argumentative Starting Points

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. The...

The Faceless Niqab

The recent ban in the province of Quebec on the niqab, the Islamic face-covering, when receiving 'public services' (reserved, of course, only for females)...