Wynne’s Socialist Largesse

Alexis de Tocqueville is proved right once again, that the tyranny of the majority lies inherent in any democracy.  Our erstwhile Premier, Kathleen Wynne,...

Thoughts on July the Fourth: Oz, Ireland, Canada and, of course, the U.S. of...

Following upon my brief remarks upon the charges laid against Cardinal Pell last week, a must-read is this insightful article by Julia Yost in...

Good Pope John

The Second Vatican Council opened on this day in 1962, and ran until 1965, producing sixteen documents, four of them 'constitutions', which have profoundly...

Dedicated to God

The Presentation of the Virgin Mary is a mirror image, if you will, of the future Presentation of her Son in the Temple, both...

Back to Ordinary Time, With Hilary and Mungo

With the feast of Christ's Baptism yesterday, we enter back into what we now call 'Ordinary Time', a term not opposed to 'extraordinary' -...

Christ and the Resurrected Body

We are now on the seventh day of the Easter Octave, eight days that are one long, glorious day, so this Friday is treated...

Valentine’s Day and Violence

As we near the over-hyped commemoration we call 'Valentine's Day' (Valentine was a rather obscure third-century martyr, of whom we know little, but legends...

Justin the Martyr

Saint Justin, who is called the 'martyr', was a pagan convert to Christianity, based in large part upon his investigation of the rational arguments...

Kaine, Trump and Clinton, Oh My

I have an article posted this morning on Crisis magazine, on How Catholic is Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice-Presidential running mate.  Feel free to peruse. I...

Of 2017, and the Continuing Struggle of and with Islam

Ringing in the new year of 2017, rife with predictions from seers and others on what might happen during this 100th anniversary of the...