A Joyful Martyrdom at Nagasaki

Today is the feast of Saint Paul Miki and Companion martyrs, put to death by crucifixion on February 5, 1597 at Nagasaki, Japan, whose...

Saint Joseph, A Working Man

(A reprise of an article I published last year on this memorial of the great Saint Joseph...)Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the...

Our Unsupportable Medical Utopia

I met an acquaintance of mine recently in one of local stores (of course, government run) that sells liquid cheer, to refresh the weary...

Lepanto, Language and Hurricanes

Today, the feast of the Most Holy Rosary, marks the 444th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles not only in naval...

Marguerite Bourgeoys and What Canada May Yet Be

Today is the feast of Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys (1620-1700), founder of the Congregation of Notre-Dame, and founder also of the first official schools in...

The Greatest Sermon of Saint Fidelis

Today is the feast of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen, whose original name was Mark Rey:  His names comes from his birthplace, with the Fidelis...

Orthodoxy

G. K. Chesterton, OrthodoxyMen of science offer us health, an obvious benefit; it is only afterwards that we discover that by health, they mean bodily...

An Irish Monk in Scotland

We celebrate in our particular diocese today the feast of Saint Columbkille (521-597), an Irish monk from Donegal on the wild west coast of...

The Battle of Vienna 1683

September 12th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, in 1683, when the army of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly with the help...