On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

Saints Peter and Paul and Obeying God

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to all our readers! As they were in life, comites, literally ‘fellow travellers’, so...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

A brief note this morning, on this August 21st memorial of Pope Saint Pius X, that, besides honoring one of the great Pontiffs of...

Altar Boys

I found an old picture of my father in an attic drawer. It was taken on the occasion of the St. Peter’s Altar Boy...

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...

Singing, Sex-Ed and Louis and Zelie Martin

Paula Adamick in her article today, in her usual vivid way, connects the cultural trajectory from the ‘long, hot summer’ of 1968 to the...

Easter, Popularity and Populism

I hope that all our readers are enjoying their 'week of Sundays' during this Easter Octave, every day a solemnity, to be celebrated with...

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...