The Gentle and Winning Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622), Bishop of Geneva and Doctor of the Church, is the patron saint of writers, not surprisingly, given his very...

Saint Agnes and the Women’s March

Today, the universal Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Agnes, a young Virgin Martyr, who perished by the sword under the reign of Diocletian...

Trump’s Mandate

Donald Trump was sworn in just before mid-day this morning, as the 45th President of the United States, launched into his new career with...

Conservatives, Big and Small

One can get the measure of a man not from his guarded, careful behaviour, but rather from his occasional slip-up, his less careful moments,...

No Harvard Anywhere, and Other Notes

Stephen Gordon argues that it is a good thing that Canada does not have an ‘elite’ university like Harvard (and, by extension one may...

The Indomitable Hilary of Poitiers

Today is the feast of Saint Hilary of Poitiers (310-367), Bishop and Doctor of the Church, who was such a brilliant foe of the...

Marguerite Bourgeoys and What Canada May Yet Be

Today is the feast of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), founder of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, and founder also of the first official schools in...

Of Death and Baptism

Another day, yet another terrorist attack, this time in Israel, where a Palestinian, an 'ISIS sympathizer', drove a truck through a squad of Israeli...

Saint John Neumann and Bishops

Today is the feast of Saint John Neumann, born in Bulgaria, but who  travelled to the United States in 1836 to seek ordination since...

Of 2017, and the Continuing Struggle of and with Islam

Ringing in the new year of 2017, rife with predictions from seers and others on what might happen during this 100th anniversary of the...