Flannery’s Faithful Fiction

Speed, not death, is the great leveller today. Travellers dash around the globe destroying by their visits the very sites and cultures they have...

Real Black Holes and Fantasy Budgets

We now have our first actual photographic image of a black hole, those theoretical entities first posited in a rudimentary way by John Michell...

Marry that virtuous Atheist!

A few months ago, a girl I know was struggling with the question of whether she, a Catholic, should continue dating her non-Catholic boyfriend. At...

About washing women’s feet

Pope Francis washes the feet of women on Holy Thursday and the Catholic world goes crazy! The "yeas" and the "nays" are not-so-quietly lining...

Am I dumb because I have eight kids?

The Guardian UK recently published the article "Should we care that smart women aren't having kids?" The piece was based on the work of Satoshi...

For a Few More Medical Moscatis

April 12th marked the anniversary of the death of Saint Joseph Moscati, an Italian physician, who dedicated his life to helping the sick and the...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

Catholicism in the trenches

Fear not those who argue, but those who dodge. - Dale Carnegie Consider this for a moment. What if (and I know this sounds crazy)...

Honouring our mothers and fathers

He gently leads his dad down the aisle. Mass is about to begin and he knows it will take a few minutes to get...

A papal revolution

There I was in late July, driving to work at 7:30 am, content and peaceful after a weekend with friends in their rural Ontario...