Choices, Good and Bad

Today is the feast of Saint Matthias, the one chosen, as recounted in the first chapter of Acts, to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed...

Saint Philip and Witnessing for Life

Today is the feast of Saint Philip Neri (+1595), the second Apostle of Rome, and the founder of the Oratory, whose houses are now...

Of Girl Power, Councils and Contraception

I trust all the Canadians out there had a very joyous and blessed Thanksgiving.  Our hearts go out to those affected by the torrential...

Pope John Paul II’s Final Christmas Address

For putting us spiritually into the Christmas spirit, here is the Pope Saint John Paul II's final Christmas address, from 2004, which seems now...

Women’s Day and the Two Trudeaus

Yesterday, I alluded briefly to Sophie-Gregoire Trudeau, and how she had taken Emma Watson on a scooter ride around Ottawa upon the latter's visit...

The Queen’s Birthday

A very joyful Victoria Day to all our Canadian readers!  A statuatory federal holiday, which was originally instituted to celebrate the birthday of Queen...

Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

September 12th commemorates the Battle of Vienna, the great victory in 1683 of the Christians armies, led by Jan Sobieski, against the Ottoman Turks...

Altar Boys

I found an old picture of my father in an attic drawer. It was taken on the occasion of the St. Peter’s Altar Boy...

Saint Irenaeus, Witness to Tradition

Saint Irenaeus (+200 a.d.), bishop of Lyons in the second century of the Church's existence, a disciple of the martyr Saint Polycarp, who was...

Joachim and Anne’s Immaculate Conception

I am the Immaculate ConceptionThese are the words Our Lady said to Saint Bernadette Sobirous, when asked by the young saint who she was....