Spring thaw, Eel’s Creek

Our January 2013 cover artist, Francis Dvorak, holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. He studied painting under Michael John Angel, a student of Pietro...

The Sad Interview with Jean Vanier Supporting Medical Aid in Dying

Alas, the capitulations continue.  A few days ago, I listened on the CBC to an interview with the great Jean Vanier, the founder of...

Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...

All You Need is Love (Doo doo do do doo)!

“The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives.” Yikes. Scandal. Gasp. The Internet explodes and sides begin to form. One...

Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans

Juditha Triumphans is an oratorio by Antonio Vivaldi, the only one of four he is known to have written which survived. Its date of...

Poppies

Our November cover artist, Sheila Diemert, lives and works in Kitchener, Ontario. She enjoys creating art that is uplifting and positive and paintings that have meaning...

Lettergate and the Limits of Prediction

The controversy over 'Lettergate' is an indicative one, wherein the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, Msgr. Dario Vigano (who has since been demoted, sort of,...

Who tells you what to do?

My friend blogged the other day about how her boys, when allowed to have whatever they want for breakfast on their birthday, choose cereal....

The God of Abraham, Sodom and Canada

Abraham’s dialogue with God in yesterday’s Sunday reading still speaks to us four millennia onwards. Indeed, the principle is timeless, that God’s justice –...

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...