God’s Daughter, Margaret Clitherow (Audio Podcast)

Please do enjoy this podcast on the great English saint Margaret Clitherow, or Clitheroe - spelling was variable back then, and even her contemporary...

My beads

Born either in 1834 in Limerick, Ireland or Norfolk, Virginia, Fr. Ryan was described by a contemporary as having “an open, manly character.” He...

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...

Saint Raymond, Pope Benedict and the Code of Canon Law

Today is the feast of Saint Raymond of Penyafort (1175-1275), one of the first Dominicans (officially known as the Order of Preachers) eventually becoming...

Saint Lawrence O’Toole and His Irish Heart

Saint Lawrence O’Toole was an Irish monk, abbot and, eventually, Archbishop of Dublin, helping to establish the Church in Ireland in line with the...

Birthday Blessings to JP II, Marriage and the Liberals’ Ludicrous Energy Plan

*Today would have been the 96th birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II, who died just shy of his 85 birthday.  Very few Popes...

The Prime Minister and the Pope

Justin Trudeau has finally met the Pope, in theory, his spiritual head, to whom he (Mr. Trudeau, that is) owes obedience and respect.  One...

Leo the Great

Pope Saint Leo the Great, who reigned from 440 until his death on this day in 461, was known for many things.  With his...

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...