The Choice to March for Life

Today, the feast of Saint Matthias, paradoxically marks the sombre anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada, under Trudeau Sr., in 1969.  Omnibus...

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...

The Hope and Joy of Lent

Today we begin the great journey of Lent, a name derived from an olde-Germanico-English word for 'spring', as in renewal, rejuvenation, a pruning and...

Saint Thomas and Trump’s Executive Order

Pursuant to President Trump's executive order on the notorious Johnson Amendment, my Dad put me onto an article in the National Review, recounting the...

Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses

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

Nine challenges for the next papacy

As I write this column, Pope Benedict is about to conclude his pontificate, the conclave is about to begin, and critics of the Church...

Rebuilding Catholic culture

This summer, Saskatoon hosted the first ever Rebuilding Catholic Culture Conference on 19 and 20 July. Keynote speakers were Catholic biographer Joseph Pearce and...

John A’s and Saint Bartholomew’s Imperfections

The iconoclasm and historical revisionism continues apace in the United States, with statues toppling on the left, right and centre, mainly on the right,...

Luther’s Re-Formation?

Today's 500th anniversary of the 'Reformation' is a rather arbitrary one, based on the legend, perhaps apocryphal, that Martin Luther's defiantly nailed his '95...

The Significance of Trudeau’s Silly Sweater

The current brouhaha over yet another antic by our perpetually jejune Prime Minister concerns a photo of him and his brother, Alexandre, (of whom...