Of Conscience and Rights

Yesterday, Dr. Sephora Tang, a young psychiatrist plying her trade in Ottawa, whom I happen to know, was on the CBC's Ontario Today defending...

Of Silence, Saint Death and Saint John

Feel free to peruse an article I just finished on Shuasku Endo's controversial novel Silence, published in 1966, and now soon to be released...

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...

Barnabas, Encouragement and Keeping On the Path

It is fitting that we celebrate Barnabas, the ‘son of consolation’, or the ‘son of encouragement’, in this season of the Holy Spirit. For...

The Brave New Canada of Artificial Reproduction

In 2004, Canada passed the Assisted Human Reproduction Act, which legalizes certain forms of artificial reproduction of human beings, including in vitro fertilization and...

The Cure of Ars: A Model for Priests

On this day, August 4th, in 1859, the world witnessed the passing into eternity of a most remarkable man, a simple country priest, who...

Christ and the Resurrected Body

We are now on the seventh day of the Easter Octave, eight days that are one long, glorious day, so this Friday is treated...

Kaine, Trump and Clinton, Oh My

I have an article posted this morning on Crisis magazine, on How Catholic is Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice-Presidential running mate.  Feel free to peruse. I...

Income, Guaranteed to Fail

They are rolling out guaranteed income in three test communities in Ontario (Hamilton, Lindsay and Thunder Bay), along with a few jurisdictions in the...

Alphonsus Ligouri, John Paul’s Institute and the Battle for Truth

Saint Alphonsus Ligouri died in 1787, two years before the unleashing of the demonic fury of the French Revolution, after a long and fruitful...