Wherefore art thou, Modesty?

It may seem a bit odd to speak of modesty when the weather outside is frightful—at least roundabout where I live in rural Ontario. But...

Thoughts on Life and Death on the Feast of Saint Stephen

A very merry, holy and joyous Christmas to all our readers!  The twelve days of Christmas traditionally goes until the solemnity of the Epiphany,...

Robert Bork on Slouching towards Gomorrah

Robert Heron Bork (1927 –2012) was a judge and law professor who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987....

Growing in Holiness Through Marriage: A Personal Reflection

Last summer, my husband and I were present at the renewal of vows of a couple whose wedding I participated in as a bridesmaid....

A Gentle Giant Gone

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, has gone to his eternal reward, at the venerable age of 90. The son of soldier, veteran and...

Why War?

As the credits after the film roll by, another army appears—of technicians, musicians, stunt men, cinematographers in England, France, Holland and the United States—active...

The Hundred Year War on the Family

Mere days after Our Lady’s final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917, the Bolsheviks took power over Russia and quickly established a totalitarian...

The Echo of Glencoe

On the way to the Highlands, about thirty or so miles north of Dumbarton, one passes through a valley of sombre beauty and history,...

The Shadow State and the Rule of Law

Donald Trump and his team are complaining of being stymied in his presidential efforts, to which I will return in a moment.  Whatever one...

The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion

    St. Edmund Campion first became a major part of my life when I was assigned to read Edmund Campion: Hero of God’s Underground by Harold...