Olympic Cult of the Body

(What follows is a revised version of a piece I wrote two years ago, for the Rio Olympics, adapted. Just so all readers know,...

A Debacle of a Debate

I watched a bit of the ‘debate’ last night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and I use that term reservedly.  A debate is...

Conservative Prudence?

I received a rather critical email in response to my last post on the Conservative capitulation, so thought I should clarify my, and hopefully...

Justice Kennedy’s Conscience

First, the Supreme Court of the U.S.A. sides with pro-life pregnancy centres, removing the requirement that they more or less advertise for abortion right...

Saint Benedict and Travels

Today is the feast of Saint Benedict, with the variety of whose 'options' carrying his name he may not necessarily agree. At a young...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...

A Good Lent

A blessed Ash Wednesday to all, as we begin the journey of Lent through the traditional practices of almsgiving, fasting  and prayer, not always...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...

Sacrifice and Sentiment

We should pause and reflect – and pray, a verb which you will not often hear on the CBC - as we commemorate the...