Income, Guaranteed to Fail

They are rolling out guaranteed income in three test communities in Ontario (Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay), along with a few jurisdictions in the...

The Spiritual War of Roe vs. Wade

Saint Vincent the Deacon (+304), who suffered grievously under the Diocletian persecution, is a providential saint for this sombre anniversary of the 1973 Roe...

Neo Pagan Micro Aggression

Today is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (see my note to the side), so it as with some dismay that I read this...

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...

On Martyrdom and True Religious Freedom

Carl Sundell has a very a propos article today in Catholic Insight on the remarkable Frank Sheed (+1982), a Catholic lay apologist who emphasized...

Paul of Tarsus and Patrick Brown

You have to love conversion stories, from the very real Saul on that road to Damascus, to the fictional Scrooge on a Dickensian Christmas...

It’s Church teaching that matters

A first column for a new year for a Roman Catholic magazine. Let’s ask a few basic questions about what it means to be...

Thanksgiving Day

A blessed and joyful Thanksgiving to all of our readers, even the American ones who, of course, hold their own day of thanks later...

The Queen’s Birthday

A very joyful Victoria Day to all our Canadian readers!  A statuatory federal holiday, which was originally instituted to celebrate the birthday of Queen...

Choices, Good and Bad

Today is the feast of Saint Matthias, the one chosen, as recounted in the first chapter of Acts, to replace Judas Iscariot, who betrayed...