Slovakia, Soccer Stars and the Great Reset

Could this happen in Canada? One wonders, with all those detention centres being constructed in remote locations, for reasons that are opaque, to which...

Terror in France, Then and Now

(It is difficult to believe that I wrote this piece five years ago, after a terrorist bomb attack in France at a soccer stadium,...

Simon, Jude and Desperate Causes

All of the Apostles have a feast day, and, on this day at the end of October - the same day that Emperor Constantine...

Courts, Cardinals and Constantine

Where does one even begin, as events outpace our capacity to absorb and assimilate them? The U.S. Senate, by a rather slim majority (52 to...

Anthony Mary Claret, On Fire for God

Anthony Mary Claret died on this day, October 24th, 1870, after a long, full and adventurous life, demonstrating how much one man can do...

The Fightin’ Friar

John of Capistrano (+1456) lived a life very much in the ‘world’ at first, studying law, and becoming involved with the complex political machinations...

The Passion of Saint Paul of the Cross

There are two options today for saints - the first are the 'North American Martyrs', also called the Canadian Martyrs, but who most accurately...

Ignatius Ground to Wheat, While Canada Grows its Pot

(This being not only the memorial of the one of the Church's earliest post-Apostolic martyrs, the great Ignatius, who may have known Saint John...

Canada Up in Smoke

(A retrospect on the legalization of cannabis in Canada, now two years ago. The stultifying and enervating effects of this drug may in some...

A Day of Four Saints

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), the first Canadian-born saint, a...