Mission Impossible: To Make a Real Movie

I finally got around recently to watching the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise.  As expected, it was slick and high-budget, with impressive...

Gunplay and Bullying

*Officer James Forcillo has been found guilty of attempted murder, a curious conviction considering that he had already killed Sammy Yatim.  That is, the...

What’s Wrong with the University?

Chesterton wrote a book, a collection of essays, which he called 'What's Wrong with the World', and, it seems, a lot, even back in...

Is Cash Still King?

I wonder how many of us still use cash?  Reports state that we are becoming more and more a cash-less society, with Sweden (yes,...

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...

Thoughts on Life and Death on the Feast of Saint Stephen

A very merry, holy and joyous Christmas to all our readers!  The twelve days of Christmas traditionally goes until the solemnity of the Epiphany,...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy

I will often ask my students in class whether Christ was a human person.  The answer may seem straightforward:  Of course He was (or...

He Will be There: The O Antiphons

I try, in some small way, and not, I must admit, very well, to resist the celebration of Christmas before Christmas.  I know this...

Magisterial Clarity and Ambiguity

There is an old saying that the three rules of real estate are ‘location, location, location’.  A similar rule applies to public speaking: ‘brevity,...

Reasonable Force?

We will soon learn the fate of Constable James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer currently on trial for murder, who, shortly after midnight on...