Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Saint John Neumann and Bishops

Today is the feast of Saint John Neumann, born in Bulgaria, but who  travelled to the United States in 1836 to seek ordination since...

Trump’s Tomahawks

There is not much profit,  in more ways than one, in commenting on international affairs, but that does not stop so many, myself included,...

Canadians in arms pt 3

Camouflage S. M. George Massey, C.M.S.C. from B.M.A. “Blitz,” Vol. 1, No. 3 Brockville, ON: July 1942. They tell us tales of camouflage, The art of hiding things; Of painted...

Captain Fantastic and Hollywood’s Anti-Catholicism

Viggo Mortensen, the same actor who played Strider/Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, seems to enjoy getting naked in his non-Tolkien films,...

A Tale of Two Princesses

September 5th was the 20th anniversary of the death of Teresa of Calcutta, canonized by Pope John Paul II on September 4th, 2003, but...

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)...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

Troublesome Technology and the Modesty of Mixed Doubles

I suppose I should wish everyone a joyous and restful Family Day, but I have a strong, almost knee-jerk, reaction to State-mandated holidays, regardless...

Birthday Blessings to JP II, Marriage and the Liberals’ Ludicrous Energy Plan

*Today would have been the 96th birthday of Pope Saint John Paul II, who died just shy of his 85 birthday.  Very few Popes...