Lines in the Sand

I’m glad to read this morning that there are still limits to our societal insanity, with the intended forced abortion of a Nigerian woman...

Of Severed Heads, Pronoun Wars and Canaries

An Italian neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, is planning to head up the first human body-head transplant, taking the head from a man, Valery Spiridonov, who...
Pope St. John Paul II

Of Popes, Potentates and Princes Royal

May 18th would have been Pope Saint John Paul II's 98th birthday, which would be old even for the oldest of Popes. Benedict, the...

Thoughts on July the Fourth: Oz, Ireland, Canada and, of course, the U.S. of...

Following upon my brief remarks upon the charges laid against Cardinal Pell last week, a must-read is this insightful article by Julia Yost in...

The Cruise of the ‘Nona’

Hilaire Belloc, The Cruise of the 'Nona.’ 1925 On the whole, of the cads and gentlemen I have met, I could give the cads a shade of...

Ite ad Joseph

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saint Joseph to one and all! The silent saint from the Gospel, husband of the Virgin Mary, and foster...

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...

The Salvific Suffering of Christ

A blessed Passion/Palm Sunday to all our readers, a day of great solemnity, wherein we meditate on Christ’s pilgrimage towards His own death, and...

Monsignor Vincent Foy: Requiescat in Pace

Monsignor Vincent Foy passed away to his eternal rest on the night of March 13, after a long and fruitful life as a priest...

Vincent and Roe

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievously under the Diocletian persecution, is a providential saint for this sombre anniversary of the 1973 Roe...