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,...

Our Brokeness and the Eucharist

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take...

Pagan Idolatry and Catholic Fortitude

A writer must at times take back, or at least re-form, opinions once vaguely and lightly and perhaps too hastily held. Even the great...

We have a pope

For the past week, a lot of my family's television watching has centered around EWTN and Raymond Arroyo’s coverage of what is going in...

Pope Francis

Our Lord said to Francis of Assisi in the great saint’s vision at San Damiano: "Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

Father Jacques Philippe in Ottawa

The renowned priest, author and spiritual director Father Jacques Philippe is offering a three-evening retreat in Ottawa, sponsored by Catholic Christian Outreach, on October...

People are people

Did anyone watch the Boston bombing news with great interest? Were you glued to updates and bulletins, carefully checking the suspects’ faces and watching...

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...

Divine Mercy Catholic School Employment Opportunity

Divine Mercy Catholic School Creating an engaging, nurturing learning environment where students can reach their full potential; growing in body, mind and spirit. 30 Douglas Street, Saint...