Our Original, Glorious and Very Catholic Anthem

A happy and grateful Canada Day to all our readers which I prefer to call Dominion Day, as signifying more fully our allegiance to...

Canisius the Indefatigable

The life of the Jesuit Saint Peter Canisius (1521-1597), a Dutchman, one of the first to join Ignatius' company in its early days, after...

The Wonderful World of Black Holes

This is the second anniversary of our first photograph of a ''black hole, those much-ballyhooed objects that were once the stuff purely of imagination...

Wherefore Art Thou, Candidates?

What is one to say of our Prime Minister - or Prime Minstrel, as he has been dubbed - prancing around in blackface, curiously...

Tales of Canterbury

(A re-posting of my reflections, nearly two years ago now, of my pilgrimage to Canterbury, in light of today's memorial to one of her...

The Cappadocians and the Last Days

Today's fourth-century saints, Saints Basil of Caesarea (+379) and Gregory of Nazianzen (+389), comprise, together with Basil's brother Gregory of Nyssa (+395), the trio...

Bernardine, Usury and the Holy Name

Saint Bernardine of Siena (+1444) lived through a tumultuous time in the Church's history. The Great Western Schism had begun in 1378, two years...

The Gift of the Holy Name

As we pilgrimage into 2022, the Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus on this third of January, with the whole month dedicated to...

Cathedrals and Chastisements

It was one year ago yesterday – April 15th, 2019– that Notre Dame cathedral, built over a century between 1160 and 1260, and has...

Easy Essays

Easy Essays Sheed and Ward, 1936 Looking at property, Fr. Henry Carr, Superior of the Basilians, says: Socialists and Communists battle against the unequal conditions of the poor. Presumably they...