To reject the soup

In Ireland, my ancestors were offered a devil’s bargain by the otherwise good people during the potato famine. At that time, well-intentioned but misguided...

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...

The duty to defend

For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!’’ But it’s “Saviour of ’is country,’’ when the guns begin to...

Myriads of Saints

A blessed solemnity of All Saints to all our readers, a feast that goes back to the earliest days of the Church, as a...

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...

Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

The Martyrs of Vietnam, whom we commemorate today, were a whole panoply of Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men, women and children, put...

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 Church and China

It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual...

Freedom

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

Placating Tyrants and Playing Catch up with the Culture of Death

From Justin Trudeau’s eyebrow apparently falling off during a press scrum (apparently it may have been an optical illusion), to his tiff with President...