Peter, Paul and Pell

A blessed solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to all our readers, a venerable feast that goes back to the very origins of the...

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...

Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...

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...

The Imposition of Family Day

I suppose it is requisite to wish everyone a happy 'Family Day', even though my reservations with this holiday, which is not really a...

The Faceless Niqab

The recent ban in the province of Quebec on the niqab, the Islamic face-covering, when receiving 'public services' (reserved, of course, only for females)...

Will Real Evil Please Stand Up?

I am still wondering about the case of Father John McCloskey, the popular – or once popular - Opus Dei priest, responsible for numerous...

Thoughts on Life and Death on the Feast of Saint Stephen

A very merry, holy and joyous Christmas to all our readers!  The twelve days of Christmas traditionally goes until the solemnity of the Epiphany,...

Fathers, Presidents and History

Today is the memorial of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1190 – 1153), named after the ‘clear valley’ in which he helped establish a Cistercian...

The Queenship of Mary, All Holy and All Good, and, then there’s Justin…

A blessed memorial of the Queenship of Mary, a feast formally instituted by Pope Pius XII on October 11, 1954, in his encyclical Ad...