The Tragic Dignity of Margaret Pole

A brief mention of today's saint, Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury (+1541), the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who was in turn...

The Intellectual and the Gunman

What Christ said of the poor might be said of intellectuals: they will always be with us. Then the question naturally arises: in what...

Why the Ideological ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ is not a Rosary

The ‘Rosary of Modern Sorrows’ (RMS) is made by the American company, 'Contemplative Rebellion' (CR) and is sold on-line for US$62. It is unique,...

The Significance of the March for Life

The upcoming feast of Saint Matthias, May 14th, paradoxically marks the sombre anniversary of the legalization of abortion in Canada, under Trudeau Sr., in...

The Good Shepherd, Who Never Leaves His Flock

Has any one of you ever been a shepherd? or even seen one? Do shepherds exist in contemporary North America? Nevertheless, we know instinctively...

On the Jaws of Death and the Gates of Heaven

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977) was a Catholic convert, philosopher, and theologian whose deep thinking prepared him during his long life for fruitful meditations on...

A Gentle Giant Gone

Jean Vanier, the founder of L’Arche, has gone to his eternal reward, at the venerable age of 90. The son of soldier, veteran and...

Intolerance and Censorship of Truth: Is History Repeating Itself?

Anti-abortion ads removed from GRT buses – Complaint by women’s sexual health organization prompts region to pull ads” – Johanna Weidner, Waterloo Region Record,...

Immortal Irony

In his short story “The Ambitious Guest,” Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a lot of irony. A lot might actually be an understatement. The story is...

O, Canada; Hail, Joseph

O Canada Hail JosephDevotion to St. Joseph has deep roots in Canada.   Of course we are familiar with the legion of spectacular miracles worked...