The Charismatic Don Bosco

Charismatic has had a bad time of it in the Church, invoking images of liturgical guitars, drums, emotional crescendos, and bizarre glossolalia, but in...

Canada, Good While It Lasted

What more need be said, for the visuals speak a thousand words? Vanguards of police standing mutely and idly by, while ‘protesters’ – armed...

Cathedrals and Chastisements

It was one year ago yesterday – April 15th, 2019– that Notre Dame cathedral, built over a century between 1160 and 1260, and has...

An Irish Monk in Scotland

We celebrate in our particular diocese today the feast of Saint Columbkille (521-597), an Irish monk from Donegal on the wild west coast of...

Pope Damasus’ Formidable Faith

Saint Damasus (305 - 384), the Pope who oversaw the universal Church during the Arian crisis from 366 to his death in good old...

The Evil Behind a Boondoggle Budget

The most apt adjective to describe the Liberal ‘budget’ – and I use that term advisedly - is meretricious, a term that...

The Rule of Law

“Why does each small thing in the world have to fight against the world itself? ... So that each thing that obeys law may...

Beauty Ever Ancient, Ever New

What can one say about Saint Augustine, the great bishop and doctor of the Church, who died on this day in the year of...

The Forgiveness of Josephine Bakhita

On this day in 1947, February 8th, Sister Josephine Bakhita completed the long and eventful journey of her life. Born around 1869 - she...

Good Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha (+251) is one of most venerated of the 'virgin martyrs', one of the seven women whose name appears in the Canon of...