Abbot Anthony’s Narrow Way

Saint Anthony, commonly called ‘of Egypt’, where he retreated to the wilderness. He is also known simply as ‘the Abbot’, for his pioneering of...

Retracting and Detracting

Patrick Brown has thrown his hat into the ring of the Progressive Conservative leadership race, vying to win back the very position he resigned...

Fare Thee Well, South Africa

The errors of communism, as Our Lady predicted, continue their long, slow march throughout the world, but sometimes this march takes a sharp turn...

Rumblings in the Jungle

Mount Agung in the Indonesian resort island of Bali is currently erupting, and residents and tourists are waiting to see if it will really...

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...

Clarifying Thoughts on the Olympic Ideal

I suppose I am in the Olympic mood, but a couple of further thoughts on sports and athletics, which are on most people's minds,...

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...

Freedom

Hence the domestic household is antecedent, as well in idea as in fact, to the gathering of men into a community. - Pope Pius...

To reject the soup

In Ireland, my ancestors were offered a devil’s bargain by the otherwise good people during the potato famine. At that time, well-intentioned but misguided...

A Tale of Two Princesses

September 5th was the 20th anniversary of the death of Teresa of Calcutta, canonized by Pope John Paul II on September 4th, 2003, but...