The Logic of the Sacred Heart

Today's solemnity of the Sacred Heart is of rather recent provenance as Church history goes.  Although the full humanity of Christ, body and soul,...

Of Conscience and Rights

Yesterday, Dr. Sephora Tang, a young psychiatrist plying her trade in Ottawa, whom I happen to know, was on the CBC's Ontario Today defending...

The Bright Moment of Conception

There are sometimes good things in the news, like this report from the Telegraph that when conception occurs, that is, when the male sperm...

President Elect Trump

Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States of America, an outcome that I, and many others, welcome, albeit with...

The Joyful Japanese Martrys of Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan, whose...

The Eternal Perspective of Pope Saint John I

Today is the feast of Pope Saint John I (470-526), the first Pope to visit Constantinople, on an ambassadorial mission to Emperor Justin on...

The Greeter

“Perhaps it was rather rude of me to turn my back, but upon my blessed word, I—I’d never heard such a thing in my...
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

A blessed ‘feast’ of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Sedes Sapientiae, an ancient and venerable title the Virgin Mary as the Chora tou Achoretou,...

Padre’s corner

Padre's corner “These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any...

Thoughts on Life and Death on the Feast of Saint Stephen

A very merry, holy and joyous Christmas to all our readers!  The twelve days of Christmas traditionally goes until the solemnity of the Epiphany,...