Councils, Chiefs and Trudeau’s Chaos

The pathetic summation of Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, says it all: The protests, clogging up the entire Canadian economy, or what’s left...

Whither and Whence, Amazonia?

A few words on the post-synodal letter on the Amazon, Querida Amazonia. 'There is much upon which to ponder in the document, and I would...

The Servites of Mary

The Seven Founders of the Servite Order commemorate the group of cloth merchants who in 1233 left everything to follow Christ, with a special...

Of Flags and Railroads

Symbols mean something, and today is the anniversary of our adoption, back in 1965 under Lester B. Pearson, of a the ‘maple leaf’ as...

Valentine, Cyril and Methodius

Saint Valentine’s day has become a kitsch celebration of red hearts and dark chocolate, behind which is the memorial of a rather obscure 3rd...

The Message of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes is one of the few 'visions' of the Virgin Mary to be placed in the public Liturgical calendar of the...

More on Magisteria and Mohawks

We Catholics are now perforce to ponder more deeply the limits of Magisterial authority – specifically papal pronouncements – in light of the current...

Scholastica and Benedict

Saint Scholastica (+543) was the sister of Saint Benedict - some sources say his twin. Like her brother, she forsook everything to follow Christ,...

The Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...

The Joyful Martyrs of Japan

Today is the feast of the Martyrs, Saint Paul Miki and Companions, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan,...