Mulling over Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, theologian, poet, mystic, and the author of more than seventy books. Having lost both parents by the...

Hurricanes, Stocks and Good Pope John

The weather and the economy are both volatile, of late, with the aptly-named Hurricane Michael (‘who is like God’) smashing into the Florida panhandle, the...

Thanking Freedom and Three Saints

I hope that all our readers had a delightful Thanksgiving weekend, a secular holiday, one may think, but as Christians we are called to...

Saved by the Rosary

Today is the memorial of the Holy Rosary, a feast instituted by Pope Saint Pius V in commemoration of the Christian naval fleet in...

Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

Killing Sick Kids

And so, following upon my comments yesterday on the mask slipping off the face of evil, it begins: A trio of physicians – oh, why...

The Tricoteuse 2.0

When Charles Dickens created his bloodthirsty character, Madame Defarge, for his classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, he was basing her on a...

Healing the Wound of Abortion

On a late winter’s evening, my mother left her body like a discarded nightgown on an unmade bed. I was sitting by the window...

The Poor and Radical Man

There are as many ways to follow Christ as there are humans beings, even if many seem not to avail themselves of the grace...

Pro-Life Self-Defence

Troubling news from the pro-life front, as a demonstrator, Marie-Claire Bissonnette, (an alumna of Seat of Wisdom where I teach) was physically attacked (round-house...