Nine challenges for the next papacy

As I write this column, Pope Benedict is about to conclude his pontificate, the conclave is about to begin, and critics of the Church...

Rebuilding Catholic culture

This summer, Saskatoon hosted the first ever Rebuilding Catholic Culture Conference on 19 and 20 July. Keynote speakers were Catholic biographer Joseph Pearce and...

John A’s and Saint Bartholomew’s Imperfections

The iconoclasm and historical revisionism continues apace in the United States, with statues toppling on the left, right and centre, mainly on the right,...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...

A Bad Moon Risin’

In response to a town-hall question during his cross-Canada tour, Prime Minister Trudeau doubled down on the controversial abortion attestation box on the application...

The Real Message of Saint Patrick

(Here is a modified re-posting of some thoughts on Saint Patrick's Day from last year. Much has happened since then, and you may find...

Of Japanese Martyrs, Hotel Refugee and Orthodox Reunion

*The migrant/refugee debacle continues, with assaults, rapes and (so far, thankfully foiled) terrorist plots in Germany, Sweden and other countries, who have bent on...

A Kinder Visitation

A blessed and joyous feast of the Visitation, commemorating the journey and meeting of the Virgin Mary to her ‘kinswoman’ Elizabeth, at her home...

It’s a S.T.E.M. World, Baby

A recent article, sponsored by none other than the Royal Bank of Canada, had a list of the top ten ‘most valuable’ university degrees...

Of Holy Families, Peace and Good Will Toward Men

Today's feast of the Holy Family reminds us of the fundamental importance of this 'basic building block' of each and every society, not just...