Saturday, January 20, 2018

Hubris and Squeezing Stones

Hubris may be defined, in accord with its roots in the hierarchic Greek culture from which the term derives, as thinking more of oneself...

In each child

In each child I haven’t the strength to hold For yet one moment more An acrid haze of molten air Shrouds the burning shore Entire town engulfed in flame This...

Song (To C. L.)

From collected poems, 1911 Song (To C. L.) The corn is garnered, the swallows fly, The leaves fall soft on their wintry bed. There was a dream in...

The Cure of Ars: A Model for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest, who...

Reason and the Refugee

Following on my last post on the 'refugee crisis': One danger in a situation like this, especially one of its global impact, is to...

Youthful Ambition Pays Big

So Mr. Oosterfhoff has won the by-election, becoming the youngest MP ever to win a seat in the provincial legislature.  I wish him and...

Ite Ad Joseph

Saint Joseph was proclaimed the patron of this country at its very origins, by none other than Samuel de Champlain himself, on March 19,...

Of 2017, and the Continuing Struggle of and with Islam

Ringing in the new year of 2017, rife with predictions from seers and others on what might happen during this 100th anniversary of the...

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...

Political ‘Knifing’?

I have been meaning to comment on a ridiculous article in the National Post at the end of August, but one which does pertain,...