Synodal Patience

We have not written too much on the Amazon Synod, by and large since I can scarcely bear to read about it, and others on other sites, such as First Things, offer a play-by-play far more detailed than anything we might muster from our more distant vantage point. But...

Alas for Canada

What is one to say? The results speak for themselves, with the east more or less going ‘liberal’, the Prairies and Alberta going ‘conservative’, and BC going who knows where. I think it was Saint Augustine who quipped that we get the bishops we...

Pope Saint John Paul, the Great

Karol Wojytla, the man who would be known to history as John Paul II, is almost the antithesis of a willow-the-wisp like Justin Trudeau. Karol’s character was forged in the fire of suffering, elevated and perfect by the grace of God, to which he corresponded...

Village Life

Years ago, when I used to travel on business, I used to stay in hotels up and down the country. On one occasion, I was due to work in a city up North and decided that instead of staying in a hotel  I shall stay with some friends I knew who lived in a village not so...