Reading G.K. Chesterton Through the Eyes of Father Brown

(In my pilgrimaging through England a couple of summers ago, which now seems like a different era, I made my way to the grave...

Pestilence in the Light of Faith

The time we are living in now looks like a story taken from a fiction book. The world is upside down and everything seems...

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O., Requiescat in Pace

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O. the founding superior of the Toronto Oratory, has just gone to eternity, after a brief illness. Ordained in 1962, just...

The Faith and Music of Anton Bruckner

Faith and music are forever intertwined in Western art music. Many, if not most, of the leading classical composers were people of faith. Anton...

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...

Are Fairies Catholic?

Are fairies good Christians? Many say they are not; that they are actually shrunken idols, worshipped into later ages by the people of the fens,...

Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church

Two years ago, on the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, Robert Cardinal Sarah, directed by the Holy Father, issued a decree declaring that...

The Similes of the Spirit

Suppose a blind man asked you, “What is a crimson like?” You might answer, “It’s like a blare of trumpets.” And the simile is...

Pentecost’s Fortitude

‘Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me so I send you’ (Jn. 20:21). ⧾ The text of the Gospel brings us back...

Augustine’s Monastic Mission

The first bishop of Canterbury, Augustine (+604, pronounced in England, ‘Austin’, was a Roman citizen, like the ‘other’ Augustine, of Hippo, who lived over...