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...

The Faceless Niqab

The recent ban in the province of Quebec on the niqab, the Islamic face-covering, when receiving 'public services' (reserved, of course, only for females)...

The Long and Short of Nukes and Koreans

The North Koreans have tested yet another potentially-intercontinental missile, this one reaching scant 1000 km before crashing into the sea.  Not bad, some might...

Dedicated to God

The Presentation of the Virgin Mary is a mirror image, if you will, of the future Presentation of her Son in the Temple, both...

Death by a Thousand Cuts

The Martyrs of Vietnam, whom we commemorate today, were a whole panoply of Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men, women and children, put...

M-87 and the Demise of Free Speech

Not one MPP, yes, nary a one of our elected representatives in provincial parliament, not on Conservative, not even the much-vaunted Sam Oosterhoof and...

No gold medal for truth and justice

The Olympics are over, so a tale of two athletes. In 2011 America’s most successful gymnast, Peter Vidmar, a man who had won more...

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...

Bodily and Spiritual Strength

While we're on the theme of athletics, I came across an article claiming that men are 30% weaker now than they were even a...

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine

Blessed Catherine of Saint Augustine is listed as one of the 'six founders' of the Church in Canada, and I will offer the other...