Troublesome Technology and the Modesty of Mixed Doubles

I suppose I should wish everyone a joyous and restful Family Day, but I have a strong, almost knee-jerk, reaction to State-mandated holidays, regardless...

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...

Retracting and Detracting

Patrick Brown has thrown his hat into the ring of the Progressive Conservative leadership race, vying to win back the very position he resigned...

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...

God or King?

I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists.  Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism...

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,...