Pope Benedict, Silence and Cardinal Sarah

I just came across a brief commentary by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, on Robert Cardinal Sarah's new book, The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship...

Our Incarnational Faith

In the midst of the scandals and accusations, we should recall the great joys and blessings of our Faith, not least the gift of Mary, the...

Andrew, Apostle and Brother of the Pope

Today is the feast of Saint Andrew, Apostle, brother of Saint Peter, patron of Scotland, Russia, Ukraine and Greece, for reasons that are somewhat...

Washed in the Blood of the Lamb

The Martyrs of Vietnam, whom we commemorate today, were a whole panoply of Christians, bishops, priests, Franciscans, Dominicans, lay men, women and children, put...

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...

Peter, Paul and Pell

A blessed solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul to all our readers, a venerable feast that goes back to the very origins of the...

Of Irenicism and Arachnids

I have been asked by a reader to comment on two recent Ottawa-related themes:The first is our Prime Minister's participation in the rites and...

Signs in the Heavens

Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind...So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

Minimum Wage Follies

One might think that the intended raising of the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2019 is a Wynne win for the little...

The Other Saint Francis

It would be ironic if on this feast of the patron saint of writers that I did not write a few words at the...