The Faith is All or None

(I may write more on the recent headline, which comes not as a surprise, that most 'Catholics' - and one must use that term...

Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it's Guy Fawkes Day, when the English people of a certain religious persuasion - or of none...

Parents beware: The effects of teaching same-sex attraction during pre-adolescence

(At the request of the author, we are re-posting this reflection by Leeda Crawford from September 2010, sage advice for parents with children in...

Salvation is a Gift, to Those Who Seek It

For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save what the lost. (Lk. 19:10) ⧾ The conversion of Zacchaeus may be said...

Remembering Our Ancestors

(I wrote this upon visiting my grandparents' graves in Scotland just over a year ago, but seems a propos for this time as we...

Canada in Pieces

Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The...

Praying for and with All the Holy Souls

A blessed All Souls’ Day to all our readers. Here is an article from our archives, which sums up the Church's tradition of praying...

Humility and Happiness

The prayer of the humble pierces the clouds, and it will not rest until it reaches its goal (Sir. 35:17). ⧾ The parable of the...

From the Homily of Pope Paul VI At the Canonization of the Forty Martyrs...

25th October 1970 To all those who are filled with admiration in reading the records of these martyrs, it is perfectly clear that they are...

The Soldierly Friar

John of Capistrano (+1456) lived a life very much in the ‘world’ at first, studying law, and becoming involved with the complex political machinations...