Catholic Glasgow

On an intersection in Scotland’s largest city, at Glasgow Cross, the Jesuit priest Saint John Ogilvie, after brutal tortures by the ‘King’s Men’ in...

Free Speech Forever?

These are evil days indeed for free speech. You may have read of the banning of various commentators and pundits, Milo Yiannopolous, Alex Jones,...

Millions of Minds Missing Out

I just heard on the CBC that two million Canadians have just begun their course of studies at university, and my mind boggled. I...

Mourning Travesties and Glaciers

'Travesty' does not seem to begin to describe what has happened in a court in Victoria, Australia, with the appeal of George Cardinal Pell...

Pro, Clement and Columbanus

November 23rd is another of those triptych saint days, with three on offer to lift our spirits as we approach Christ the King, Advent...

Snakes in Paradise

Did a snake really wash - or swim - ashore in Ireland – a land that, according to pious tradition, has been without the slithering...

Theotokos: The Bearer of God

A joyful New year, and very blessed solemnity of Mary, Mother of God to all our readers.  In the usus antiquior, this used to...

Easter, Apocalypse and Other Green Thoughts of Hope

A blessed and joyous Easter Octave to all our readers, and I hope everyone is enjoying this week of Sundays, indeed, week of Easter...

Protomartyrs, Authority and the Tweets of Trump

I have an article published this morning on Crisis magazine, a reflection on the nature of authority.  As is the custom, I will post...

Weirdness of Vegas and Wildness of Catalonia

Something is definitely odd about the gunman and the shooting massacre in Vegas:  A 64 year-old multi-millionaire accountant with no military training, no record,...