Bruno’s Silence

On this crisp Fall day, we fittingly celebrate Saint Bruno (+1101), teacher, bishop, confidant of the Pope and founder of the Carthusians, the only...

The Poor and Radical Man

There are as many ways to follow Christ as there are humans beings, even if many seem not to avail themselves of the grace...

Angels Guardian and the Youth Synod

This memorial of the Guardian Angels goes back to the year 1500, the very dawn of the Protestant ‘Reformation’, seventeen years before Luther would...

Patching the Chinese Schism?

Be wary in signing deal with atheistic Communists, Confucius might have said, had he lived another millennia or so, only to see his nation...

Kavanaugh’s Inquisition

One knows not what to say at times, as events spiral faster than one’s capacity to comment on them; even one’s reflection is superseded:...

Blessed Emilie Tavernier-Gamelin and Walsingham

The Church in Canada venerates a number of Canadian saints and blesseds, almost all of them from Quebec, since the rest of Canada was...

Matthew, Save our Schools

Saint Matthew, the writer of the first Gospel, represents all those ‘called’ from sin, to the highest of virtues. We know little of his...

Half-Baked Mission?

When I was a child, I thought like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things…These words of Saint...

Cupertino’s Physics

To be hidden in God, known only by Him is a great treasure, which today’s saint, the Franciscan Joseph of Cupertino, lived to the full....

Truthful Repentance

Our Lady of Sorrows is a fitting memorial at this time in the Church’s history which, to put things in rather banal terms, is...