Peter, Paul and Pell

A blessed solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to all our readers, a venerable feast that goes back to the very origins of the...

Of Irenicism and Arachnids

I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes:The first is our Prime Minister's participation in the rites and...

Signs in the Heavens

Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind...So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

Minimum Wage Follies

One might think that the intended raising of the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 is a Wynne win for the little...

The Other Saint Francis

It would be ironic if on this feast of the patron saint of writers that I did not write a few words at the...

Anselm, Show Trials and Truth

Saint Anselm (+1109) was bishop of the see of Canterbury, back when it was still Catholic, and remained officially so until the predations of...

Of Euthanasia and Martrydom

*I have an article just published this morning in Crisis magazine (crisismagazine.com), which you can find here.  I will post it here after a...

Wedding Cakes and Walking on Eggshells

A blessed feast of Saint Boniface, (+735) the 8th century Apostle of Germany and what is now Europe, of which he is now the...

Beware Bagpiping Scotsmen

A bag piping Scotsman was recently fined in Montreal for carrying an 'illegal weapon', namely, his sgian-duh, literally his 'black', but more properly his...

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...