Cool Heads and Heat Waves

We should all feel some empathy at the drowning of the father and his 23-month daughter in the Rio Grande. I have not for...

Hubris and Squeezing Stones

Hubris may be defined, in accord with its roots in the hierarchic Greek culture from which the term derives, as thinking more of oneself...

Thoughts on July the Fourth: Oz, Ireland, Canada and, of course, the U.S. of...

Following upon my brief remarks upon the charges laid against Cardinal Pell last week, a must-read is this insightful article by Julia Yost in...

Saint Benedict and Travels

Today is the feast of Saint Benedict, with the variety of whose 'options' carrying his name he may not necessarily agree. At a young...

Canadians in arms pt 3

Camouflage S. M. George Massey, C.M.S.C. from B.M.A. “Blitz,” Vol. 1, No. 3 Brockville, ON: July 1942.They tell us tales of camouflage, The art of hiding things; Of painted...

Canadians in arms

Address (in part) given by Brigadier G. P. Vanier, D.S.O., M.C. at graduation class exercises, O.T.C., Brockville.First comes faith. Faith in God and in His...

The Queenship of Mary, All Holy and All Good, and, then there’s Justin…

A blessed memorial of the Queenship of Mary, a feast formally instituted by Pope Pius XII on October 11, 1954, in his encyclical Ad...

Introduction to the Devout Life

31. Pastimes and recreations. To get out into the open air, be entertained by happy, friendly conversation, play the lute or some other musical...

Canadians in arms pt 2

Shown here about to enter Campobasso’s Holy Rosary Church are Roman Catholic personnel of three Canadian infantry units. Fresh from the Italian front, where they had been relieved by soldiers of...