Generally Speaking

On American moralsAs I also have the habit, and have never been able to imagine how it could be connected with morality or immorality,...

Captain America as Cultural Chameleon

Alas for Captain America.  I know he is a fictional character, but, even so, he has had a rough time of it of late.First,...

Our Unsupportable Medical Utopia

I met an acquaintance of mine recently in one of local stores (of course, government run) that sells liquid cheer, to refresh the weary...

More’s Conscience

Today we commemorate Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, marytyred in 1535 with his compatriot Saint John Fisher, Bishop of...

The Point of It All

There have been two tragic and public suicides in the news of late, which I have picked up on these pilgrimage travels, praying for...

Agatha’s Goodness

Saint Agatha (+251) is one of seven women whose name appears in the Canon of the Mass (that is, the first and longest one,...

Of Severed Heads, Pronoun Wars and Canaries

An Italian neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, is planning to head up the first human body-head transplant, taking the head from a man, Valery Spiridonov, who...

Wynne’s Socialist Largesse

Alexis de Tocqueville is proved right once again, that the tyranny of the majority lies inherent in any democracy.  Our erstwhile Premier, Kathleen Wynne,...

The Grace and Learning of Margaret and Gertrude

Saint Margaret of Scotland (+1093) was the devoted wife of Malcom III, King of the nation to which she fled as a fetching young...

Schisms, Cornelius and Cyprian

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the third century, elected in 251, fighting against Novatian, who declared himself anti-Pope (although...