Good Friday and the Mirror of the Cross

The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquity (Is. 53:11).⧾ The reading of the Passion of our Lord...

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...

The Ratzinger Report Revisited

The Italian journalist and Catholic convert Vittorio Messori in 1985 published his two hundred page interview with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict...

Thoughts on a Pestilence

Let’s see. Housebound by this COVID-19 crisis, I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube videos. Probably more than reasonable people might consider healthy. Nevertheless, this...

Third Sunday of Easter and the Fulfillment of God’s Word

In the Nicene Creed we find the phrase, “ suffered death and was buried, and rose again . . .  in accordance with the...

Ontario’s Holy Lands

I come from the Holy Lands of Ontario. These are the small towns in which the Irish settled over the 19th century, and built imposing...

The Tricoteuse 2.0

When Charles Dickens created his bloodthirsty character, Madame Defarge, for his classic novel A Tale of Two Cities, he was basing her on a...

Trinity Western and the Fight for Religious Freedom

Perhaps you have not heard of the bad news on the religious freedom front, this time from out west, but it comes with a tinge of hope:...

Apologist Ronald Knox Remembered

Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888-1957) is remembered as theologian, translator of the Latin Bible, author of detective stories, novelist, poet, and most of all as...

Ite Ad Joseph, the Mighty and Provident

The strong and silent saint from the Gospel, is a fitting one for our troubled times: The husband of the Virgin Mary, and foster...