Scandalous and Sacred Fashion

I must admit that I have trouble keeping up with the via mundi, the ways of the world, and have this abiding, if inchoate and...

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...

Mid-Lent check-up

One of the kids in my First Communion Class asked me how many more days are left in Lent. When I answered that we...

The Adventure of Letting Go

Five years ago, in the middle of a pretty rough semester at university, during which I had struggled with some health issues and some...

The Faceless Niqab

The recent ban in the province of Quebec on the niqab, the Islamic face-covering, when receiving 'public services' (reserved, of course, only for females)...

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...

Excerpts from Pope Benedict’s Last Christmas Homily

Again and again the beauty of this Gospel touches our hearts: a beauty that is the splendour of truth. Again and again it astonishes...

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...