The Black Madonna: Our Lady of Czestochowa

There are numerous images of Our Lady, just as there are of her Son, but amongst the most ancient and venerable is the one...

Cough Syrup

It was coming up to Christmas and I was sitting in the living room looking at the Christmas tree, deciding whether to light a...

Laying Heavy Burdens of Carbon

John Robson is right, when he decries the hypocrisy of Prime Minister Trudeau and his entourage of 225 ‘delegates’ to the ‘climate change’ conference...

The Path to Rome

From the preface to The Path to Rome, 1902 I said, “I will start from the place where I served in arms for my sins;...

The Cure of Ars: A Model for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest, who...

Whither the Angels?

The feast of the Archangels, formerly known, and in some circles still is, as the feast of Michaelmas, after the one who is ‘like...

Saint Andrew’s Scotland

Today is the feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, patron of Scotland, Russia, Ukraine and Greece, for reasons that are somewhat...

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...

Reason and the Refugee

Following on my last post on the 'refugee crisis': One danger in a situation like this, especially one of its global impact, is to...

World Day of Prayer for the Church in China

In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI declared May 24thas the world day of prayer for the Church in China, composing a special prayer through the...