‘Conservatives’ Inc, and Keeping Our Eyes on the Prize

The saying goes that politics is a mugs' game, the art of the possible and the practical and all that, and we must take...

Pro, Clement and Columbanus

November 23rd is another of those triptych saint days, with three on offer to lift our spirits as we approach Christ the King, Advent...

Cardinal Pell’s Due Process

One might well describe the conviction of Cardinal Pell a travesty of justice, but we will likely never know, as the trial was ‘blacked...

Unity in Life and Liturgy

If you’d like a view into the speciousness and illogicality of the pro-abortion argument, you could do worse than peruse this Wired piece, on...

Barnabites, Civil Wars and Confusing Synods

Saint Anthony Zaccaria (+1539), from noble lineage in late-renaissance Italy, first studied medicine, then for the priesthood, adopting a life of great discipline and...

Millions of Minds Missing Out

I just heard on the CBC that two million Canadians have just begun their course of studies at university, and my mind boggled. I...

Guy Fawkes’ Gunpowder

Remember, remember the fifth of November. Yes, it's Guy Fawkes Day, when the English people of a certain religious persuasion - or of none...

The Wreck of OECTA

The public teachers of Ontario – including the Catholic Board, still holding that title, with not much to show for it, but more on...

What Will Happen After the Sacramental Shutdown?

Following upon my own thoughts on the deleterious effects of a long-term shutdown of the Church's sacramental system, founded by Christ to last 'unto...

Rise and Fall: Everest and Constantinople

May 29th is the anniversary of two world changing events: The first was the reaching the summit of Mount Everest, the top of the...