Saint Jean Vianney, a Priest for Priests

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

The Eucharist is Everything

Taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the...

Eighteenth Sunday: Earthly and Heavenly Eutopia

The feast described by the prophet Isaiah in today’s first reading, with its “wine, milk and rich food,” was for the Jews a symbol...

Martha and Mary: The Good Part

Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her (Lk. 10: 42). ⧾ In Christian tradition Martha and Mary have...

Old Thunder: A Retrospective on Hilaire Belloc

(The following piece, if memory serves, was submitted and published by Carl Sundell a year or two ago, but I can find no record...

Systemic Blindness

How can you fight something you cannot see properly?—An Officer in Training with Canadian Armed Forces  As Canada languishes in this protracted period of medical...

Sixteenth Sunday: Persevering in Faith in the Face of Evil

The one who sows the good seed is the Son of Man; the field is the world, and the good seed are the children...

Sensible Miss Austen

It’s hard to contain my pleasure or my surprise at the continuing interest in Jane Austen. The more-or-less successful adaptations of her books for...

Fifteenth Sunday: Applying the Parables

Then the disciples came and asked Jesus, ‘Why do you speak to them in parables?’ He answered, ‘To you it has been given to...

Finding Our Way: Mass Ad Orientem, Towards Our Saviour

Have you ever been really lost? Lost to the point of having no clue which direction you needed to go? What would you do...