Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

L’Arche, Pronouns and Police

L'Arche, the community founded by Jean Vanier, has clarified his ambiguous comments upon euthanasia, upon which I wrote a few months ago. You can...

A Controversial Canadian Cardinal

In a surprise move, Pope Francis has appointed a Canadian Jesuit priest, Father Michael Czerny, as one of the newest members of the august...

M-87 and the Demise of Free Speech

Not one MPP, yes, nary a one of our elected representatives in provincial parliament, not on Conservative, not even the much-vaunted Sam Oosterhoof and...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

(A reprise of an article I published last year on this memorial of the great Saint Joseph...) Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the...

Philip and James

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. Philip is the...

The Visitation, Baby Saybie and our Neo Barbarism

A blessed feast of the Visitation, one that goes back to the Middle Ages, when it was originally celebrated on the octave after the...

The Advent O Antiphons

Today, December 17th, we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas, sort of analogous to the more familiar twelve days of Christmas...

A Danse Macabre of a Debate

Concerning the other night’s ‘debate’, allow me to offer the following enthymeme, a sort of summarized syllogism described by Aristotle: When a society loses faith,...