Successor to St. Peter

It’s been a challenging few weeks for serious Catholics. By “challenging” I suppose I mean difficult, and by “serious” I mean those who live...

Education: the root of heroism.

"Education" may not be the first word that comes to mind if you are asked what causes heroism, but it's an interesting idea. Today...

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...

Things real and wonderful

Recently I came across quote from C. S. Lewis that said: "In a sense a child does not long for fairy land as a boy...

Lenten Third Sunday Music: de Lassus and Chants

For this Third Sunday in Lent, given the circumstances of the world, the suggestions of Pater Ignotus include this setting of the seven penitential...

The future of Catholicism

When a publisher telephones and asks for a new book, written quickly, there is only one response: a high- pitched, only partly controlled “yes.”...

Christmas reflections

House of Bread. Bethlehem. The place where He was born. It may not have been in a stable and it was likely not in...

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...

The Dreaded Valentine’s

So it's here. That day that strikes fear and dread into the heart of attached and unattached persons alike. The day of heart-shaped tchotchke’s...

People’s Republic of Insanity

Dr. Don DeMarco, a Canadian, conservative, orthodox philosophy professor - a rare bird - has penned an all-too-real description of the state of Canada...