True Olympian Virtue

Naheed Nenshi is upset. The long-time Calgary mayor is exercised over their lost Olympic bid, or should I say, the bid that never was,...

The Grace and Learning of Margaret and Gertrude

Saint Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a fetching young...

Paradise Lost, but All is Not

Malibu is burning, and we may be inclined to see some sort of divine sign in the conflagration, not least in the loss of...

Sacrifice and Sentiment

We should pause and reflect – and pray, a verb which you will not often hear on the CBC - as we commemorate the...

The Great Leo

Pope Saint Leo the Great, who reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was known for many things.  With his...

Pope Pius’ Truth and Reality Catching Up

A blessed feast of the Dedication of the Cathedral of Saint John Lateran to all our readers! The highest-ranking church in all Christendom, the...

Politics, Piggery and Doing One’s Duty

As the midterms make clear, the U.S. continues its continental divide, between the (ironically) red Republicans and the blue Democrats, with the former under...

Guy, Gosnell and Social Cohesion

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it is Guy Fawkes Day, when Brits of a certain religious persuasion celebrate - or used to...

The Poverello of Porres

Some of the saints signify sanctity in a way that goes beyond the norm, if ‘norm’ can be applied to a thing like sanctity,...

Synods, Speech and Synagogue

The Synod on Youth has closed, after approving the final document in accord with the new rules on Episcopal Synods promulgated by Pope Francis...