A Few Good Men

This past Saturday was the solemnity of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, a feast that commemorates the beginning of the end of...

James the Greater and Humanae Vitae: Signs of Contradiction

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint James 'the Greater', not because of any intrinsic superior quality to the other James, 'the Lesser', the...

Gay Wizards and the Benedict Option

I enjoyed a discussion recently with some priest friends on the Benedict Option, particularly as this applies to education.  How much do we 'retreat'...

Rumblings in the Jungle

Mount Agung in the Indonesian resort island of Bali is currently erupting, and residents and tourists are waiting to see if it will really...

Vincent and Roe

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievously under the Diocletian persecution, is a providential saint for this sombre anniversary of the 1973 Roe...

Blessed Blondin and Bureaucracy

Bd. Marie-Anne Blondin (+1890), whose feast was just the other day, and of whom you may never have heard, founded a religious congregation of...

Veni Creator Spiritus

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled solemnity of Pentecost to all our readers, the feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit, the public manifestation...

Brexit, the Faith and Europe

Britain is voting as I write on whether or not to stay within the 'European Union', with pundits widely divided on the effects of...

Conservative, Liberal, Vive la Difference?

I have an article on the 'requirements for political office, posted this  morning on Crisis magazine.  Again, feel free to peruse, and I will...

Oh, Canada, Philosophy, Law and Global Warming

Well, another ‘Canada Day’ has come and gone, celebrating the founding of this Dominion in 1867, which achieved further ‘liberation’, if one wants to...