Quebec’s Demographic Demise

Quebec is back in the news, this time with a report of its death-spiral of a birth rate.  It seems Quebec women by and...

A Deadly First

With the permission of a Superior Court Justice, Ontario had its first euthanasia case this morning, when an 81 year old man suffering from...

Resisting Reform

As many saints, scholars and sundry others have discovered, reform is a difficult business.  Reforming oneself is hard enough, in others, more difficult still,...

Brexit, the Faith and Europe

Britain is voting as I write on whether or not to stay within the 'European Union', with pundits widely divided on the effects of...

The Savings of Death

They actually published a report out of Alberta, out of the University of Calgary, and published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, that 'medical...

Puffballs

“What can go wrong?” I asked, “the book says it is safe, and it shows a picture of the thing. Listen! It says right...

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...

Scheer Wins

Andrew Scheer has won the election as leader of the federal Conservative Party, thankfully and rather surprisingly narrowly edging out front-runner Maxime Bernier, who...

The Pope, Fatima and Medjugorje

In his recent pilgrimage to Fatima, the Holy Father, in canonizing two of the young seers, Jacinta and Francesco, delivered a fine homily on the mysterious...

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...