Resisting Reform

As many saints, scholars and sundry others have discovered, reform is a difficult business.  Reforming oneself is hard enough, in others, more difficult still,...

Of Irenicism and Arachnids

I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes: The first is our Prime Minister's participation in the rites and...

Signs in the Heavens

Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind... So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

Anne, Joachim and Trudeau’s Tragic Legacy

A blessed feast of Saints Joachim and Anne on this July 26th, who may be deemed patrons of Canada, with the shrine of St....

Vanier’s Long Shadow

The plot thickens around affaire de Jean Vanier. I did not know he admitted to the sexual liasons in 2016, that the women had...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...

The Beauty of Suffering: Salvifici Doloris

In, 1984, Pope Saint John Paul II penned an Apostolic Letter on the mystery of human suffering, Salvifici Doloris (curiously, now looking back, the...

Placating Tyrants and Playing Catch up with the Culture of Death

From Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow apparently falling off during a press scrum (apparently it may have been an optical illusion), to his tiff with President...

A Peterson Apologia, non-Anonymous

We  have received some critical feedback on the recent anonymous article on Dr. Jordan Peterson, so a bit of clarity and an apologia, if...

The Savings of Death

They actually published a report out of Alberta, out of the University of Calgary, and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, that 'medical...