The Fightin’ 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...

The Passion of Saint Paul of the Cross

There are two options today for saints - the first are the 'North American Martyrs', also called the Canadian Martyrs, but who most accurately...

Ignatius Ground to Wheat, While Canada Grows its Pot

(This being not only the memorial of the one of the Church's earliest post-Apostolic martyrs, the great Ignatius, who may have known Saint John...

Canada Up in Smoke

(A retrospect on the legalization of cannabis in Canada, now two years ago. The stultifying and enervating effects of this drug may in some...

A Day of Four Saints

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), the first Canadian-born saint, a...

Fatima’s Vision at 103

Today marks the hundred and third anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, when Our Lady appeared for the last time - at least...

Trump, Celebrating Down’s and Go Barrett

October, as I just learned, has been decreed Down's Syndrome Awareness Month, a worthy endeavour to celebrate the joyful, solid fact that every life...

Giving Thanks

A blessed and joyful Thanksgiving to all of our readers, and we may include our American neighbours, who, of course, hold their own day...

Friendless Ford’s Nation

Doug Ford has apparently said that we must learn to live without friends, and with this, he is on par with his erstwhile-fellow-lockdown leader,...

The Rosary, Hope of Lepanto, of Europe, of the World…

Today is the memorial of the Holy Rosary, a feast instituted by Pope Saint Pius V in commemoration of the Christian naval fleet in...