Pope Francis, Islam and World Youth Day

I suppose Pope Francis is correct that we should not strictly identify Islam with terrorism, but a lot depends on how one defines 'terrorism'. ...

Facing East, and Other Thoughts

As I have mentioned previously, Cardinal Sarah, the head of the Congregation of Divine Worship (so the highest authority in these matters besides the...

Trudeau at Auschwitz: A Study in Irony

Our poseur Prime Minister, who loves backdrops, as do most politicians I suppose, fresh from his front-and-centre presence at the licentious ‘Gay Pride’ Parade,...

Maria Goretti and the Noonday Devil

On a hot and sweltering July 6th in a small farming town in the fetid area outside of Rome, one hundred and four years...

Oh, Canada…

On this 150th birthday of Canada, it befits us as Canadians to stop and reflect upon the year that was, as the Dominion reaches...

Brexit, the Faith and Europe

Britain is voting as I write on whether or not to stay within the 'European Union', with pundits widely divided on the effects of...

More’s Conscience

Today we commemorate Saint Thomas More, husband, father, lawyer, sometime chancellor of England, marytyred in 1535 with his compatriot Saint John Fisher, Bishop of...

Normalizing Deviancy

Well, another evening CBC episode, dedicated this time to the flying of the rainbow flag in various locales, the most controversial being the American...

Orlando Massacre and the Clash of Cultures

As you have likely read already, fifty people have been killed in an attack on an Orlando 'gay' nightclub, with fifty-three more injured, the...

Captain America as Cultural Chameleon

Alas for Captain America.  I know he is a fictional character, but, even so, he has had a rough time of it of late.First,...