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...

Sunday, and Pre-Election Thoughts

A blessed and glorious Sunday to all our readers... Today's Gospel speaks of Christ's 'elect' - that is, His chosen, which in the end means...

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...

God be with ye

I was speaking with a colleague, Fred, who is an atheist, and he told me that he preferred to use Xmas on his Christmas...

All twelve days

“Therefore your end is on you, Is on you and your kings, Not for a fire in Ely fen, Not that your gods are nine or ten, But...

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...

Freedom

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

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...

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...

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...