The Prime Minister and the Pope

Justin Trudeau has finally met the Pope, in theory, his spiritual head, to whom he (Mr. Trudeau, that is) owes obedience and respect.  One...

Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin and Walsingham

The Church in Canada venerates a number of Canadian saints and blesseds, almost all of them from Quebec, since the rest of Canada was...

The Greeter

“Perhaps it was rather rude of me to turn my back, but upon my blessed word, I—I’d never heard such a thing in my...
Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom

A blessed ‘feast’ of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom, Sedes Sapientiae, an ancient and venerable title the Virgin Mary as the Chora tou Achoretou,...

Padre’s corner

Padre's corner“These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any...

An Inestimable Gift to God

In the eyes of God, the smaller and more hidden things in this life are often those of the greatest moment in the sight...

Fullness of God and the Emptiness of Evil

David Warren has an interesting take on the Catalonian independence movement:  I had never considered the role of women in pant-suits, who now seem...

The Pope and the Acta

What are we to say about Pope Francis placing into the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (the official compilation of Magisterial texts) the interpretation of the...

Shedding A Light on the New Barbarism

A blessed feast of the Presentation, also called Candlemas, celebrating the dedication of the child Jesus in the Temple, the purification of Our Lady...

Terrorism in France: The Enemy in their Midst

The massacre in Paris yesterday marks the beginning, we may presume, of other tragedies to come.  Well over one hundred dead, hundreds more injured,...