Sto Lat! Pope John Paul II’s Centenary, and Pope John I

On this May 18th, as we celebrate the first Pontiff with the name of the beloved disciple – and more on him in a...

Brendan the Navigator

Saint Brendan (+577) the sixth century Irish monk, the 'Navigator', may well be the European discoverer of Canada, a full millennium before John Cabot's...

Isidore the Farmer and Rerum Novarum

Saint Isidore, or, in his native Spanish, Isidro de Merlo y Quintana, named after the other Isidore, the bishop of Seville (whom we celebrated...

Trudeua’s Odiferous, Ominous Omnibus Bill

And while on bad choices, this is also the anniversary, if such be the term, of the passing of the nefarious Bill C-150 under...

Matthias’ Greatness

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness thrust upon them  So wrote the Bard in his 1602 play the Twelfth Night, is...

Fatima’s Century and Living the Faith

The revelations of Our Lady of Fatima - the 100th anniversary of which coincided with Canada's 150th birthday three years ago, and take that...

Nereus, Achilleus and Pancras: Choosing One’s Way

Today we commemorate the early martyrs Nereus and Achilleus, soldiers, officers of the court, and converts, likely put to death under Emperor Domitian in...

Battling Bishops and the Spiritus Mundi

As predicted in a number of prophecies - La Salette, Akita – there is conflict amongst the Cardinals and Bishops of Christ’s Holy Church....

The Indissolubility of a Mother’s Love

In one of those many paradoxical ironies of history, it was on this day that Woodrow Wilson – for whom I have not much...

A Re-Appreciation of What the Mass Really Is

Absence makes the heart grow fonder… The proverb holds true in the main, but not, we must admit, always. There are many things, and we...