Schisms, Cornelius and Cyprian

Saint Cornelius was Pope for a scant two years in the third century, elected in 251, fighting against Novatian, who declared himself anti-Pope (although...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...

Tales of Canterbury

I hurtle in one of France’s TGV’s towards Rome, with ancient, stone-built French villages blurring by, nestled quite naturally in the breathtaking beauty of...

Two Marital Extremes

Pondering the post-Valentine blues, here is a view of two opposite sides of culture that would have very difficult time cohabiting, so to speak. ...

No gold medal for truth and justice

The Olympics are over, so a tale of two athletes. In 2011 America’s most successful gymnast, Peter Vidmar, a man who had won more...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

(A reprise of an article I published last year on this memorial of the great Saint Joseph...)Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the...

Ad Multos Annos, Father de Valk!

Father Alphonse de Valk, Founding Editor of Catholic Insight, celebrated the 51st anniversary of his ordination quite fittingly on December 11th, the eve of...

The Power of the Holy Name

The memorial of the Holy Name of Jesus dates back to the early modern period, just after the Middle Ages, a devotion popularized, along...

Blaise and Ansgar

Saint Blaise, a bishop of ancient Sebastea (now in Turkey), as well as a physician, was tortured and martyred for the faith in 316...