The True Reformation of Charles Borromeo

The memorial of Saint Charles Borromeo (1538-1584) commemorates one of the great pillars - along with Saint Robert Bellarmine, Philip Neri and countless others...

Remembering Our Ancestors

(I wrote this upon visiting my grandparents' graves in Scotland just over a year ago, but seems a propos for this time as we...

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...

All Hallowed Eve, the Goats and the Sheep

‘Tis All Hallowed Eve, the vigil of All Saints’ Day, first officially instituted by Pope Gregory III (731 – 741), during what we know...

The Zeal of Simon and Jude

Saints Simon and Jude are the saints of today, their traditional feast being October 28th. Simon was called the 'Zealot', which may refer to the...

The Forty Martyrs of England, Wales and Scotland

On this day in 1970, Pope Saint Paul VI officially canonized the ‘forty martyrs of England and Wales’ and, we might add, Scotland, priests,...

Anthony Mary Claret, On Fire for God

Anthony Mary Claret died on this day, October 24th, 1870, after a long, full and adventurous life, demonstrating how much one man can do...

The Soldierly Friar

John of Capistrano (+1456) lived a life very much in the ‘world’ at first, studying law, and becoming involved with the complex political machinations...

Pope Saint John Paul, the Great

Karol Wojytla, the man who would be known to history as John Paul II, is almost the antithesis of a willow-the-wisp like Justin Trudeau....

Sunday, and Pre-Election Thoughts

A blessed and glorious Sunday to all our readers... Today's Gospel speaks of Christ's 'elect' - that is, His chosen, which in the end means...