Maria Goretti and the Noonday Devil

On a hot and sweltering July 6th 1902, in a small farming town in the fetid area outside of Rome, a young maiden of not-yet...

Pier of Italy and Elizabeth of Portugal

On this July the 4th we have two saints, Elizabeth of Portugal (+1336), queen, wife, mother, widow, peacemaker, third order Franciscan who, after her...

Doubting Thomas and the Nature of Faith

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle, who gets a bit of a bad rap as 'doubting' Thomas, a term is that...

Oh, Canada, Philosophy, Law and Global Warming

Well, another ‘Canada Day’ has come and gone, celebrating the founding of this Dominion in 1867, which achieved further ‘liberation’, if one wants to...

Nero, John Paul II and the Protomartyrs

The first, or proto-, martyrs of the Church of Rome commemorate the untold number of Christians put to death under the reign of Nero,...

Saints Peter and Paul and Obeying God

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to all our readers! As they were in life, comites, literally ‘fellow travellers’, so...

Justice Kennedy’s Conscience

First, the Supreme Court of the U.S.A. sides with pro-life pregnancy centres, removing the requirement that they more or less advertise for abortion right...

Blesseds Vasyl and Nykyta

Today we celebrate Blessed Vasyl Velykchovsky (+1973) a Ukrainian priest and later bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. A devout and holy man,...

A Peterson Apologia, non-Anonymous

We  have received some critical feedback on the recent anonymous article on Dr. Jordan Peterson, so a bit of clarity and an apologia, if...

English Martyrs, Universal Witness

Today, on the first official day of summer, we celebrate two martyrs, John Cardinal Fisher and Thomas More, as well as a bishop, Paulinus...