The Ancient Chair of Peter

A blessed feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, which commemorates the office of the papacy bestowed upon the Apostle Simon, re-named Peter as...

The Expurgated Bible

Do youngsters still read The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes? I recall gobbling them up when I was a lad. There is one that I...

Communism and the Popes

No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist.Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno (1931)Before he became a famed author...

The Lenten Fast for Today’s Catholic

Can there be a shorter account of Our Lord’s forty days in the desert than the one from Saint Mark? It omits not only...

The Church and China

It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual...

A Dialogue on Life’s Meaning: An Assessment

A graduate school federated with the University of Toronto, hosted an event revolving around three distinct perspectives centered on the following question: “Is there...

Evening Wear and the New Evangelization

There are not a great number of occasions to which I get to wear a tuxedo, but when I was asked by a friend...

The Collective Conscience

When confronted by some new bit of feminist nonsense, mother used to say: “Kick the Natural Law and the Natural Law will kick back....

Old Thunder

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was arguably the most famous Catholic writer during the first half of the 20th century. In youth he flirted with apostasy,...

The Metaphysics of Darwin

Darwin was always unsettled by the implications of his theory, and his growing agnosticism, along with his eventual belief that there was no soul,...