Damien’s Sacrifice

Forgive me for not mentioning Saint Damien de Veuster (+1889) on his memorial yesterday, the ‘leper priest’, who gave his life to the outcasts...

Free Speech Forever?

These are evil days indeed for free speech. You may have read of the banning of various commentators and pundits, Milo Yiannopolous, Alex Jones,...

Playing with Schismatical Fire

Concerning the comments received on Overplaying the Heretical Hand, here is my clarification, for what it may be worth: The charge of heresy –...

Saint Francois de Laval: A Man for Canada

Saint Francois-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (+1708), the first bishop of Quebec, two centuries before ‘Canada’ even existed, began life in France, a descendant from nobility...

Overplaying the Heretical Hand

Is Pope Francis a heretic? So claims the recent letter, signed by various theological luminaries of various stripes, including, to my surprise, the Dominican...

Philip and James

Philip and James, Apostles, have been celebrated together on this day in May since the revision of the calendar in 1969. Philip is the...

Athanasius and the Iota Against the World

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

The Objective Superiority of Consecrated Life, or Why, ‘Tis Better Not to Marry?

Before we leave the great French-Canadian missionary Saint Marie of the Incarnation in the liturgical rear-view mirror, a word on the consecrated life as...

Catherine the Great of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena, born in 1347, and who died on this day in 1380, was in no uncertain terms a remarkable woman.  She...

Easter, Apocalypse and Other Green Thoughts of Hope

A blessed and joyous Easter Octave to all our readers, and I hope everyone is enjoying this week of Sundays, indeed, week of Easter...