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...

The Ballad of the White Horse: An Epic for the Ages

For years, friends urged me to read The Ballad of the White Horse by G.K. Chesterton, which I proceeded to put on the back burner for...

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...

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O., Requiescat in Pace

Father Jonathan Robinson, C.O. the founding superior of the Toronto Oratory, has just gone to eternity, after a brief illness. Ordained in 1962, just...

Faith Flicks: Sources of Inspiration or Despair?

It seems that there is something stirring in the movie-making business of late. Namely, religious themes are reappearing on the radar in a more...

Peter Philips – Exiled English Composer

Last summer, I had the opportunity to attend the Canadian Renaissance Summer Music School in London, Ontario. The week was filled with an abundance...
Lejeune

Without Fear: The Pro-Life Witness of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

Addressing a United Nations conference on health in 1969 following his reception of the William Allen Award, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, the discoverer of the...

Marie of the Incarnation: A Canadian Mystic

Marie de l’Incarnation: Études de théologie spirituelle by Pierre Gervais, S.J.:  A Review   Pierre Gervais is a Canadian-born Jesuit, professor of systematic, sacramental, and spiritual...

Pope Saint John Paul II’s Last Passion Sunday

(This is the last of Pope Saint John Paul II's Passion-Palm Sunday homilies, given in 2004, before his own passion and death the following...

Polycarp’s Late and Early Witness

Commemorating a simpler time in the nascent Church, today is the memorial of Saint Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, and a disciple of Saint John...