Of Muslim Mayors, Fire and Brimstone

By the time you read this, London (the one in England) will have elected a new mayor.  The residents did not have much of...

Thought Control, Khadr and King Henry the Emperor

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine, on a quartet of totalitarian thought-control laws recently passed here in Canada.  Feel free...

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom Receives Official Accreditation

Yesterday, May 1st, on the memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker, Our Lady Seat of Wisdom received official recognition from the government of Ontario...

Kaine, Trump and Clinton, Oh My

I have an article posted this morning on Crisis magazine, on How Catholic is Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice-Presidential running mate.  Feel free to peruse. I...

The Patronage of Saints

When the Church canonizes some of her faithful as ‘saints’, she is declaring that they lived a Christian life more perfectly, practising charity in...

Pope Francis, Islam and World Youth Day

I suppose Pope Francis is correct that we should not strictly identify Islam with terrorism, but a lot depends on how one defines 'terrorism'. ...

Cornelius, Cyprian, Schisms and Apostasies

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the third century, elected in 251, fighting against his fellow bishop Novatian, who declared...

Cough Syrup

It was coming up to Christmas and I was sitting in the living room looking at the Christmas tree, deciding whether to light a...

Mission Impossible: To Make a Real Movie

I finally got around recently to watching the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise.  As expected, it was slick and high-budget, with impressive...

Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses

The Three Rulers I saw a Ruler take his stand And trample on a mighty land; The People crouched before his beck, His iron heel was on their...