Silence and the Clericalism of Fr. Rodrigues

Father Scott MurrayScorsese’s film adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s Silence is true to the original. In fact, I don’t believe I have ever seen a...

Discouragement in Prayer

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...

The Wrath of Agha Khan’s Island

One can only hope that Justin Trudeau's sense of entitlement and noblesse is finally catching up to him.  Even the secular media, who have...

Why Children (and Adults!) Should Learn Latin

Whenever the census in Canada rolls round, I suspect that I am one of the few people who, in the box where one reports...

The Church Will Become Smaller…

From the crisis of today the Church of tomorrow will emerge—a Church that has lost much. She will become small and will have to...

The Purpose of Beauty

Like many people, I have a love affair with old churches. I lived in Rome a few years ago, and I am surprised I...

PTSD, Violence and Responsibility

Another day, another shooting, this time on American soil, at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Details are still forthcoming, but the alleged perpetrator is a...

The Blessings of Monotony

(As we all enter back into our 'ordinary' routines after Chrismas holidays, it is good to reflect upon the blessings of monotony, upon which...

Apostasy in Shusaku Endo’s Silence

A recent article in First Things by J.D. Flynn reflects upon Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese novel Silence, now being released as a film directed by Martin Scorcese (which...

A Christmas Poem, by G.K. Cheserton

There fared a mother driven forth Out of an inn to roam; In the place where she was homeless All men are at home. The crazy stable close...