Chrysostom, Siloam and Hurricanes

Saint John Chrysostom (+407), an ascetic and contemplative monk who wanted only to retreat from the turmoil of life in the Eastern empire, was...

From Marx to Gaia

People who are not governed by God Will be ruled by tyranny. William Penn What an extraordinary convergence of events. As the Russian dissident Vladimir Bukovsky lay...

Transfiguration and Conversion

A blessed feast of theTransfiguration to all our readers, which finds me newly arrived in the historic town of Canterbury, made famous by Augustine (the...

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...

Divorce, Sort of, Holywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

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...

March for Life, Twenty Years On

You will likely hear that numbers were down at the March for Life, although enthusiasm  and devotion were, as always, high.  This was the...

Potty Mouth: A Reflection on ‘Swearing’

I have been asked to write about what is euphemistically, and rather incorrectly, known as 'swearing'.  We have all perhaps heard our younger siblings...

True Mercy and False Sentimentality: An Address

We hear much of mercy, which in its Latin original is derived from miser (sad) and cordia (heart).  In his one question in the...

Why Children (and Adults!) Should Learn Latin

Whenever the census in Canada rolls round, I suspect that I am one of the few people who, in the box where one reports...