Anselm, Show Trials and Truth

Saint Anselm (+1109) was bishop of the see of Canterbury, back when it was still Catholic, and remained officially so until the predations of...

Whither the Angels?

The feast of the Archangels, formerly known, and in some circles still is, as the feast of Michaelmas, after the one who is ‘like...

Our Lady of Lourdes and Hope in Suffering

Today we celebrate Our Lady of Lourdes, when on a cold-ish winter day in 1858 in the south of France - looking outside at...

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...

Damasus’ Incarnational Faith

Pope Saint Damasus (b. 305), who oversaw the universal Church from 366 to his death in good old age in 384, is perhaps best...

The Limits of Artifical ‘Intelligence’

The gauntlet has now been thrown down, that computers, or more specifically artificial intelligence will soon be able to create more perfect art than...

The Zeal of Simon and Jude

Saints Simon and Jude are the saints of today, October 28th, as we approach the 500th anniversary of Luther's perhaps-apocryphal pinning of his 95...

Canadian errant

David Warren, former editor of the Idler and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen, now writes an “anti-blog” entitled Essays in Idleness at davidwarrenonline.com. He was born...

The Significance of Trudeau’s Silly Sweater

The current brouhaha over yet another antic by our perpetually jejune Prime Minister concerns a photo of him and his brother, Alexandre, (of whom...

The Miraculous Friar of Pietrelcina

While we're on the topic of signs, the life of today's saint, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, was filled with them. His long life as...