Holy Canadian Martyrs

Today, September 26th, is the feast of the Canadian or, if you will, the North American Martyrs.  They were all Jesuits, six priests and...

Women’s Finals and the Perils of Groupthink

By now, avid sports fans throughout the Western world and anyone who follows the news regularly, will have heard of Serena Williams’s blow-up at...

Our Lady of Walsingham

(In light of today's official 'feast' of Our Lady of Walsingham, I am re-posting here my reflections on my pilgrimage there this summer...)Norfolk, in...

Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin and Walsingham

The Church in Canada venerates a number of Canadian saints and blesseds, almost all of them from Quebec, since the rest of Canada was...

Padre Pio and Brass Tacks

A brief note on this Sunday, on which I normally do not write, but make the occasional exception: For today is the 50th anniversary...

Oh, Cannabis!

On October 17, Canada will begin a new era of decadence. From that day on, cannabis – aka marijuana and pot – will be...

Matthew, Save our Schools

Saint Matthew, the writer of the first Gospel, represents all those ‘called’ from sin, to the highest of virtues. We know little of his...

Half-Baked Mission?

When I was a child, I thought like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things…These words of Saint...

Hollywood Potential: Why Catholics Should Watch Movies

In my high school years, I became very active on a small, obscure social media website by the name of Tumblr.For anyone who might...

Muddling Emotionalism

Nero was given to fiddling while Rome burned, while we see what seems like a lot of muddling, as the Church faces perhaps her...