Blesseds Vasyl and Nykyta

Today we celebrate Blessed Vasyl Velykchovsky (+1973) a Ukrainian priest and later bishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. A devout and holy man,...

The Enduring Appeal of Saint Paddy’s Day

A very joyous Saint Patrick’s Day to all our readers, whether those who are of Irish lineage, or those who would like to be,...

No compromise on love or truth

Newman Centre’s St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Toronto has had its share of controversy. When I first attended Mass there in the late 1980s...

Avila, Mary and Veritatis Splendor

On this half-way mark in the month of October we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who,...

Vienna and the Holy Name of Mary

September 12th commemorates the Battle of Vienna, the great victory in 1683 of the Christians armies, led by Jan Sobieski, against the Ottoman Turks...

Hurricanes, Stocks and Good Pope John

The weather and the economy are both volatile, of late, with the aptly-named Hurricane Michael (‘who is like God’) smashing into the Florida panhandle, the...

The Other Saint Francis

It would be ironic if on this feast of the patron saint of writers that I did not write a few words at the...

Saint Benedict and Travels

Today is the feast of Saint Benedict, with the variety of whose 'options' carrying his name he may not necessarily agree. At a young...

Feminine Genius

The call-in show a week or two ago on the CBC, as I enjoyed my very first kefir smoothie (quite enjoyable, in fact, made...

Holy, or False, Innocence?

Marc Bauerlein has an insightful essay on false innocence in the recent issue of First Things, describing those who feign an innocence that, perhaps...