Friday, September 22, 2017

The Battle of Vienna 1683

September 12th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, in 1683, when the army of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly with the help...

Hurricanes, Pot and Claver’s Charity

The inchoate and fevered brain of Jennifer Lawrence, the over-feted Hunger Games and X-Men actress, is partly right, that horrific hurricane Irma, now the...

Our Lady’s Birthday

A blessed and joyful birthday to Mary, the Mother of God, and co-Redemptrix of the human race.  This feast, nine months after the solemnity...

A Tale of Two Princesses

September 5th was the 20th anniversary of the death of Teresa of Calcutta, canonized by Pope John Paul II on September 4th, 2003, but...

A Saint for Canada

Blessed Dina Belanger died on this day in 1929, suffering from tuberculosis, brought on by the scarlet fever she contracted while tending a sick...

Gay Wizards and the Benedict Option

I enjoyed a discussion recently with some priest friends on the Benedict Option, particularly as this applies to education.  How much do we 'retreat'...

Witnessing to the Truth

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June...

Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New

What can one say about Saint Augustine, the great bishop and doctor of the Church, who died on this day in the year of...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...

Of Passports, Kings and Men

Canada will no longer require gender, well, at least on passports.  It seems now individuals confused on what sex God made them can place...