Albertus Magnus

Saint Albert was called the 'great' even during his lifetime, rumoured to have known everything there was to be known, which may have been...

Protomartyrs, Authority and the Tweets of Trump

I have an article published this morning on Crisis magazine, a reflection on the nature of authority.  As is the custom, I will post...

Bach’s Musical Offering

Today marks the 267th anniversary of the death of Johann Sebastian Bach, who passed into eternity this day in 1750, after a rather barbaric...

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...

Oh, Canada…

On this 150th birthday of Canada, it befits us as Canadians to stop and reflect upon the year that was, as the Dominion reaches...

English Martyrs, Universal Witness

Today, on the first official day of summer, we celebrate two martyrs, John Cardinal Fisher and Thomas More, as well as a bishop, Paulinus...