John of Kanty’s Quiet Life

John of Cantius (1390 - 1473), or 'Kanty' in the original Polish transliteration - was a scholar, a teacher, a gentleman, a priest and,...

Ambrose for Bishop

Ambrose (340 - 397) was a layman, not even yet baptized when in 374, as Governor of Aemilia-Liguria in northern Italy, he went to...

Our Lady’s Offering

The Presentation of Mary – commemorating Our Lady’s dedication and consecration to God as a young girl of about four years old in the...

Peter, Paul and the Path to Rome

Today's memorial of the dedication of the basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul - following upon that of the Lateran Basilica earlier this month...

Josaphat, a Martyr for Unity

In the Gospel the other day, Our Lord seems to predict our modern crisis when he warns that scandals are sure to come, and...

Martin’s Martial Memorial

Once the most well-known and beloved of saints, Martin, Bishop of Tours, overlaps with what we now know more commonly as Remembrance Day, which...

Pagan Idolatry and Catholic Fortitude

A writer must at times take back, or at least re-form, opinions once vaguely and lightly and perhaps too hastily held. Even the great...

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...

Alas for Canada

What is one to say? The results speak for themselves, with the east more or less going 'liberal', the Prairies and Alberta going 'conservative',...

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...