Saint Joseph, A Working Man

(A reprise of an article I published last year on this memorial of the great Saint Joseph...) Saint Joseph has two 'feast' days in the...

Georgian Bay Pilgrimage

I've been gone for a couple of days, on pilgrimage to Martyrs' Shrine, in Midland, Ontario, of which I have written a number of...

Summa, Question 168: mirth.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica Question 168, Article 4. Whether there is a sin in lack of mirth? I answer that, In human affairs whatever is against reason is a...

Ite Ad Joseph

Saint Joseph was proclaimed the patron of this country at its very origins, by none other than Samuel de Champlain himself, on March 19,...

It’s a S.T.E.M. World, Baby

A recent article, sponsored by none other than the Royal Bank of Canada, had a list of the top ten ‘most valuable’ university degrees...

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...

Song (To C. L.)

From collected poems, 1911 Song (To C. L.) The corn is garnered, the swallows fly, The leaves fall soft on their wintry bed. There was a dream in...

Camillus’ Revolution

Today marks the 228th anniversary of the official beginning of the French Revolution, back in 1789 with the storming of the Bastille prison.  Much...

Bernardine and the Holy Name

Saint Bernardine of Siena (+1444) was a fiery, implacable Franciscan friar, whose apostolic work was during the tumultuous first half of the 15th century,...