Brexit, the Faith and Europe

Britain is voting as I write on whether or not to stay within the 'European Union', with pundits widely divided on the effects of...

More’s Conscience

Today we commemorate Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, marytyred in 1535 with his compatriot Saint John Fisher, Bishop of...

Normalizing Deviancy

Well, another evening CBC episode, dedicated this time to the flying of the rainbow flag in various locales, the most controversial being the American...

Orlando Massacre and the Clash of Cultures

As you have likely read already, fifty people have been killed in an attack on an Orlando 'gay' nightclub, with fifty-three more injured, the...

Captain America as Cultural Chameleon

Alas for Captain America.  I know he is a fictional character, but, even so, he has had a rough time of it of late.First,...

The Two Divine Ladies

Today is the feast of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, the patroness of our college here in Barry's Bay, as well as Our Lady...

Conservative Prudence?

I received a rather critical email in response to my last post on the Conservative capitulation, so thought I should clarify my, and hopefully...

Conservative Capitulation

To capitulate derives from the Latin root capis, capitis, 'head', and literally means to cease to resist an opponent by drawing up terms under...

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...

To Yoga, or Not?

Last week, I was walking through Ottawa, and what greeted me on the vast lawn in front of the Parliament buildings was a sight...