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...

Western Schism, Redivivus?

There is no easy solution to the present crisis in the Catholic Church, which is a crisis of faith, of doctrine, of morals and...

L’Arche, Pronouns and Police

L'Arche, the community founded by Jean Vanier, has clarified his ambiguous comments upon euthanasia, upon which I wrote a few months ago. You can...

Childless Despair and Childlike Hope

This rather sad article recounts the growing movement of deliberate childlessness, in the United States, and beyond. Or, as those in the...

No Harvard Anywhere, and Other Notes

Stephen Gordon argues that it is a good thing that Canada does not have an ‘elite’ university like Harvard (and, by extension one may...

Conservatives, Big and Small

One can get the measure of a man not from his guarded, careful behaviour, but rather from his occasional slip-up, his less careful moments,...

Teresa, Teacher of Prayer

Today is the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a discalced Carmelite nun who reformed the Order, which traced its origins way back...

A Pauline conversion

Everyone loves a good conversion story, from the fictional Scrooge on a Dickensian Christmas morning, to the very real Saul on that road to...

Fare Thee Well, South Africa

The errors of communism, as Our Lady predicted, continue their long, slow march throughout the world, but sometimes this march takes a sharp turn...

Of Euthanasia and Martrydom

*I have an article just published this morning in Crisis magazine (crisismagazine.com), which you can find here.  I will post it here after a...