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,...

Terrorism in France: The Enemy in their Midst

The massacre in Paris yesterday marks the beginning, we may presume, of other tragedies to come.  Well over one hundred dead, hundreds more injured,...

Divorce, Sort of, Hollywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

Lessons from Kolbe and Auschwitz

To be honest, I was not fully aware until I came to Auschwitz a few years ago while on pilgrimage in Poland that there...

Italian Marriage, Atlantic Bishops and Continuing Mayhem

From the extinction of marriage files:  Italy is considering officially removing the 'fidelity' aspect  in the promises of legal marriage; no longer will one...

Maria Goretti and the Noonday Devil

On a hot and sweltering July 6th in a small farming town in the fetid area outside of Rome, one hundred and four years...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

Protomartyrs, Authority and the Tweets of Trump

I have an article published this morning on Crisis magazine, a reflection on the nature of authority.  As is the custom, I will post...

Caecelia and Music that Breaks One’s Heart

As the patroness of Church music, and music in general, Saint Caeceilia has her work cut out for her. A young virgin martyr in...

Dominion Day, Trudeau’s Socks and Canadian Martyrs

A blessed and joyous Dominion-Canada Day to all, as we mark the 150th anniversary of the signing on of those first few provinces into...