Bannister’s Mile

On a blustery and windy day in 1954, on a make-do track field in Oxford, Roger Bannister broke what some thought was the unbreakable...

The Indomitable Faith of Taegon, and Korea

Catholicism was brought to Korea by scholars in the 18th century, via books written in Chinese. When missionaries arrived in the early 19th century,...

The Company We Keep

The climate-change crowd seem to be testing the bounds of sanity and, pardon the pun, good taste. A Swedish professor, a certain Magnus Söderlund has...

Pope John Paul II’s Final Christmas Address

For putting us spiritually into the Christmas spirit, here is the Pope Saint John Paul II's final Christmas address, from 2004, which seems now...

The Melody of Christ in Candlemas

A blessed feast of the Presentation to all our readers, which used to, and still may, be called Candlemas, a celebration of the light...

The future of the Church

I speak a great deal at Catholic and pro-life venues in Canada, the United States, and Britain. It’s perhaps the aspect of my professional...

Of Irenicism and Arachnids

I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes: The first is our Prime Minister's participation in the rites and...

Vita Primitiva

A few thoughts on this Saturday morning in early September, which I hope finds all our readers well. Peruse Paula Adamick's take on the Church...

The Devil’s Deathly Dominion

Physician-turned-author Walker Percy’s final novel, The Thanatos Syndrome, published in 1987, tells the odd tale of a town wherein the ‘elites’ are devolving -...