Xavier’s Missionary Drive

Francis Xavier – the relic of whose forearm, instrumental in the baptizing of tens of thousands made a tour around Canada two years ago...

The Objective Superiority of Consecrated Life, or Why, ‘Tis Better Not to Marry?

Before we leave the great French-Canadian missionary Saint Marie of the Incarnation in the liturgical rear-view mirror, a word on the consecrated life as...

President Elect Trump

Donald Trump has been elected the next President of the United States of America, an outcome that I, and many others, welcome, albeit with...

Christus Vincit in Veritate

A blessed and joyous solemnity of Christ the King to all our readers, a feast first put in the calendar in 1925 by Pope...

Anne Bolyen’s Apparent Demise. But ’tis Really So?

Anne Boleyn lost her head on this fine spring day in May, 1536, put to death by the decree of her own quasi-husband, Henry...

A Debacle of a Debate

I watched a bit of the ‘debate’ last night between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and I use that term reservedly.  A debate is...

Mission Impossible: To Make a Real Movie

I finally got around recently to watching the fifth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise.  As expected, it was slick and high-budget, with impressive...

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 -...

Canterbury’s Augustine

As providence would have it, on this memorial of Saint Augustine of Canterbury – the ‘other’ Saint Augustine – who evangelized and solidified the...

Of Dubia and Infants’ Rights

Concerning the 'dubium' put forward by the four cardinals, asking the Pope to clarify certain ambiguities in the recent post-Synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, we...