Alas for Canada

What is one to say? The results speak for themselves, with the east more or less going 'liberal', the Prairies and Alberta going 'conservative',...

Sunday, and Pre-Election Thoughts

A blessed and glorious Sunday to all our readers... Today's Gospel speaks of Christ's 'elect' - that is, His chosen, which in the end means...

Crux Stat, Dum Volvitur Orbis

Saint Paul of the Cross (+1775), the second of sixteen children, grew up in poverty in rural Italy, knowing the value of things, and...

Darkness and Pronouns

And thick darkness shall cover the land...The widespread blackouts in Manitoba and California - regions which otherwise share almost nothing else in common -...

Ignatius’ Bread and Canada’s Weed

Saint Ignatius of Antioch (+107) joyfully 'went to the lions', as the saying goes, meeting his martyrdom in the Coliseum, perhaps less than a...

Four Saints in One

We celebrate a veritable panoply of saints today: In Canada, we have the memorial of Saint Marguerite D’Youville (+1771), a lovely French Canadian mademoiselle,...

Teresa, of Jesus

On this, the 'ides' of October, we celebrate the great mystic and doctor of the Church, Teresa of Avila (+1582) who, along with her...

Good Pope John and His Council

Today marks the 57th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, back in those heady days of the early sixties, the future,...

A Danse Macabre of a Debate

Concerning the other night’s ‘debate’, allow me to offer the following enthymeme, a sort of summarized syllogism described by Aristotle: When a society loses faith,...

Newman the Kindly Prophet

Although he died on August 11th, this is the day the Church has chose to commemorate Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman (+1890); for it...