Aichinger’s Regina Coeli, Alleluia!

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled Easter to one and all! Christus resurrexit! Dominus surrexit vere! Alleluia! One of my favorite pieces of this season...

Why we need the Church

I read the story beneath the title with trepidation but, truth be told, with more than a little resignation. A Montreal deacon had been...

Catherine’s Pure Philosophy

In one of those ironies of God's history - choosing what seems the weak to confound the apparently strong - the patron saint of...

Canada’s Dominion Day

A blessed Dominion Day to all our readers, on which we celebrate the official founding of ‘Canada’ as a (mostly) independent part of the...

Anthony of Padua, or Lisbon, but Certainly of Heaven

Saint Anthony of Padua is usually named historically after the city-state in northeastern Italy where he died after his brief but full life at...

Two Marital Extremes

Pondering the post-Valentine blues, here is a view of two opposite sides of culture that would have very difficult time cohabiting, so to speak. ...

Liberal Arrogance vs. Conservative Compliance

Patrick Brown, the erstwhile leader of the provincial 'Conservative' party, and I use those square quotes advisedly, has decreed that there are to be...

The Indissolubility of a Mother’s Love

In one of those many paradoxical ironies of history, it was on this day that Woodrow Wilson – for whom I have not much...

Nazi and Nazarene

FROM: RONALD KNOX, “NAZI AND NAZARENE” MacMillan War Pamphlets No. 5 London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd., 1940 We have to remember, besides, that the wedge method always...

Witnessing to the Truth

The decapitation of Saint John the Baptist, or more colloquially his beheading, is a memorial in the Church, unlike his birth, commemorated on June...