Conservative Capitulation

To capitulate derives from the Latin root capis, capitis, 'head', and literally means to cease to resist an opponent by drawing up terms under...

Terrorism in France: The Enemy in their Midst

The massacre in Paris yesterday marks the beginning, we may presume, of other tragedies to come.  Well over one hundred dead, hundreds more injured,...

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...

Dictatorship of Relativism

On April 18, 2005, in a homily for the Mass ‘pro eligendo Romano Pontifice’, for electing the (next) Roman Pontiff (at which he himself...

Virtue, Vice and Everything Nice? Blessed Dina Belanger

Father Callam’s take on Christ’s declaration that it is what comes from within a man making him unclean, all those unbridled and disordered passions...

Sitting Ducks

Christie Blatchford has it right: to paraphrase her gist, men are sitting ducks, or at least like those slow-moving targets in cheapo carnival shooting...

Trump Emends the Johnson Amendment

President Trump, to his credit, yesterday eased the restrictions of the Johnson Amendment, named after Lyndon B. Johnson, who in his time as Senator...

Catherine: Scholar, Martyr, Virgin, Saint

In one of those ironies of God's history, the patron saint of philosophers is a teenage virgin martyr from the fourth century, Catherine of Alexandria...

The Condescension of Ms. Governor-General

You've probably heard about the recent speech by our newly minted Governor-General: Ms. Julie Payette, whose task it is to stand in for the Queen...