Frances of Rome, and Italia’s Lockdown

In the most troubled of times, God raises up saints as exemplars and intercessors, and Frances of Rome is no exception. Born into privilege...

Thomas, Perpetua and Felicity

It was on this day in 1274, on his way to the Second Council of Lyons, that Saint Thomas Aquinas fell ill, soon after...

Imagining Corona

Napoleon once quipped that men live by imagination – by which, we may surmise, he meant that they live more in the future than...

Canada, Good While It Lasted

What more need be said, for the visuals speak a thousand words? Vanguards of police standing mutely and idly by, while ‘protesters’ – armed...

Spiritual and Secular Asceticism

A blessed and grace-filled Lenten season to all our readers, beginning with this solemn commemoration of Ash Wednesday to launch us on our way...

Vanier’s Long Shadow

The plot thickens around affaire de Jean Vanier. I did not know he admitted to the sexual liasons in 2016, that the women had...

Vanier’s Legacy

De mortuis nihil nisi bonum dicendum est – speak nothing but good of the dead, first attributed to Chilon of Sparta in Greek, we...

The Wreck of OECTA

The public teachers of Ontario – including the Catholic Board, still holding that title, with not much to show for it, but more on...

On the Chair of Peter

We celebrate the feast of the Chair of Saint Peter on this day, commemorating by synecdoche the office of the papacy, instituted by Christ,...

Damian’s Reform

This memorial of the bishop, reformer, monk, poet, theologian and mystic Saint Peter Damian (+1073) is an a propos one. He was a stern...