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...

Lepanto, Language and Hurricanes

Today, the feast of the Most Holy Rosary, marks the 444th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles not only in naval...

Christmas Terror

As a number of pundits have predicted, there was a terrorist attack in Berlin, at a Christmas festival, with a multi-ton 'lorry' smashing full...

The Long and Short of Nukes and Koreans

The North Koreans have tested yet another potentially-intercontinental missile, this one reaching scant 1000 km before crashing into the sea.  Not bad, some might...

Pope Benedict, Silence and Cardinal Sarah

I just came across a brief commentary by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, on Robert Cardinal Sarah's new book, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship...

Our Incarnational Faith

In the midst of the scandals and accusations, we should recall the great joys and blessings of our Faith, not least the gift of Mary, the...

Ite Ad Joseph: The Archbishop’s Novena

As promised, I have pasted below the novena prayer to Saint Joseph, which  the Archbishop of Ottawa, Terence Prendergast, has asked all Catholics in...

A Few Good Men

This past Saturday was the solemnity of the birth of Saint John the Baptist, a feast that commemorates the beginning of the end of...

James the Greater and Humanae Vitae: Signs of Contradiction

Today we celebrate the feast of Saint James 'the Greater', not because of any intrinsic superior quality to the other James, 'the Lesser', the...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...