The donkey

When fishes flew and forests walked And figs grew upon thorn, Some moment when the moon was blood Then surely I was born. With monstrous head and sickening cry And ears like errant wings, The devil’s walking parody On all four-footed things. The tattered outlaw of the...

THE CREMATION OF SAM McGEE

THE CREMATION OF SAM McGEE There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make your blood run cold; The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, But the queerest they ever did see Was...

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...

The Fire of Faith on Earth

‘And yet, when the Son of man returns will he find faith on earth?’ (Lk. 18:8). ⧾ Last Sunday, the anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal, in our meditation we dwelt on some of the miraculous events associated with the...

Sunday and Pre-Election Day

A blessed and glorious Sunday to all our readers… Today’s Gospel speaks of Christ’s ‘elect’ – that is, His chosen, which in the end means those who choose Him and His truth – whose prayers and cries He will most certainly...

Darkness and Pronouns

And thick darkness shall cover the land…The widespread blackouts in Manitoba and California – regions which otherwise share almost nothing else in common – signify our tenuous hold on what we call ‘civilization’. Contrary to...

Luke, Evangelist, Physician, Artist

Saint Luke (+84), the author of the third Gospel, as well, as our Tradition has it, of the Acts of the Apostles, was hence responsible for a quarter of the New Testament, more than any other author. He may have also had a hand in the Letter to the Hebrews. In Saint...