Election Day: Are We Headed for Venezuela?

It will all be over later today, one way or the other, after a bizarre and unenviable election process:  The United States of America,...

Beware Bagpiping Scotsmen

A bag piping Scotsman was recently fined in Montreal for carrying an 'illegal weapon', namely, his sgian-duh, literally his 'black', but more properly his...

Conservative, Liberal, Vive la Difference?

I have an article on the 'requirements for political office, posted this  morning on Crisis magazine.  Again, feel free to peruse, and I will...

The Providence of Earthquakes

There was another earthquake in Italy the other day (October 30th), in the town of Norcia, the birthplace of Saint Benedict, where there are...

L’Arche, Pronouns and Police

L'Arche, the community founded by Jean Vanier, has clarified his ambiguous comments upon euthanasia, upon which I wrote a few months ago. You can...

IVF, FBI and Lost Causes

Some stories sum up the insanity of our world in a way I find almost profound.  Apparently, a male homosexual sperm donor donated his...

Of Angels, Sports and Money

Well, some news stories have sort-of-happy endings.  A distraught father, after arguing with his wife, ‘kidnaped’ his two toddler sons, drove to a bridge,...

Pope Saint John Paul II, a Reflection

Today is the memorial of Pope Saint John Paul II, who was installed as the 264th successor of Saint Peter on this day in...

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...

It’s a S.T.E.M. World, Baby

A recent article, sponsored by none other than the Royal Bank of Canada, had a list of the top ten ‘most valuable’ university degrees...