Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New

What can one say about Saint Augustine, the great bishop and doctor of the Church, who died on this day in the year of...

Saint James and the Reconquista

Before we leave Saint James the Greater and polygamy behind for now, two further factoids that came across my attention:  It seems the Mormons...

Bishop McGrattan

Bishop William McGrattan, formerly an auxiliary bishop from Toronto’s central district, was recently appointed by Pope Francis as Bishop of the Peterborough Diocese. On...

Food for thought

The Incarnation was made present to the world through Mary. On Christmas, Mary placed Our Lord in an animal feed trough, where he was...

Rebuilding Catholic culture

This summer, Saskatoon hosted the first ever Rebuilding Catholic Culture Conference on 19 and 20 July. Keynote speakers were Catholic biographer Joseph Pearce and...

Proclaim the truth

"Children are a grace that is given to a couple. ... We need signs among us that when we put God first, others second,...

Canadian errant

David Warren, former editor of the Idler and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, now writes an “anti-blog” entitled Essays in Idleness at davidwarrenonline.com. He was born...

Freedom

Hence the domestic household is antecedent, as well in idea as in fact, to the gathering of men into a community. - Pope Pius...

St. Patrick’s Fire

In our culture, the closest thing we have to a state religion is the worship of scientific knowledge, which is really just the worship...

The Hollow Cross

Good artists, musicians, writers, and dramatists are able to reflect reality. Often their work is so true to life that we cannot see it. I...