Thursday, November 23, 2017

Prayerful Protest and Niqabs?

Although I agree with much of what Father Raymond de Souza says in his recent column in the National Post, I must respectfully disagree with...

The Faceless Niqab

The recent ban in the province of Quebec on the niqab, the Islamic face-covering, when receiving 'public services' (reserved, of course, only for females)...

Anthony Mary Claret: A Life Fully Lived

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

JP II, We Miss You

Yesterday was, or would have been had it not been the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the feast of Pope Saint John Paul II,...

Hubris and Squeezing Stones

Hubris may be defined, in accord with its roots in the hierarchic Greek culture from which the term derives, as thinking more of oneself...

Will Anyone Stand Against, or in, the Bubble Zone?

The Ontario Legislature has just passed second reading on a bill to limit witness and protests outside abortion 'clinics'   within a 50 metre 'bubble...

Liberal Arrogance vs. Conservative Compliance

Patrick Brown, the erstwhile leader of the provincial 'Conservative' party, and I use those square quotes advisedly, has decreed that there are to be...

Teresa, Teacher of Prayer

Today is the feast of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), a discalced Carmelite nun who reformed the Order, which traced its origins way back...

Fatima’s Century

A grace-filled hundredth anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, as Our Lady appeared for last time to the three seers on this day...

Good Pope John

The Second Vatican Council opened on this day in 1962, and ran until 1965, producing sixteen documents, four of them 'constitutions', which have profoundly...