A Joyful Martyrdom at Nagasaki

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

Sitting Ducks

Christie Blatchford has it right: to paraphrase her gist, men are sitting ducks, or at least like those slow-moving targets in cheapo carnival shooting...

Paul of Tarsus and Patrick Brown

You have to love conversion stories, from the very real Saul on that road to Damascus, to the fictional Scrooge on a Dickensian Christmas...

The Despair of Dunkirk

I am not entirely sure what Christopher Nolan was going for in his recent re-make of Dunkirk, a visually lush version of the heroic...

A Bad Moon Risin’

In response to a town-hall question during his cross-Canada tour, Prime Minister Trudeau doubled down on the controversial abortion attestation box on the application...

Hope of the Innocents

The feast of the Holy Innocents, falling appropriately enough within the octave of Christmas, might seem a troubling commemoration at first glance.  The wholesale...

Saint John, the Beloved

Today we celebrate the beloved Apostle, Saint John the Evangelist, whose Gospel signifies most clearly the eternal existence of Christ as the Logos, the...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

Christus Natus Est, Gaudeamus!

A very merry, blessed and joyous Christmas to all our readers, which we hope is filled with God's grace and good cheer.  Someone sent...

Canisius, Cantius and Catechetics

In this last week of Advent, there are two saints, oft overlooked, celebrated in a muted way each year: Peter Canisius (1521 - 1597),...