The true face of sportsmanship

Some 15 years ago, Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash and the whole world, save for the Queen, apparently went mad, confusing the death of a celebrity princess with that of a historic figure of heroic sanctity. So when Mother Teresa, an actual saint, died a few days later, it was as if God sent a gentle reminder about what authentic holiness looks like. Continue reading

25 and 40 years of shame

Canada, U.S. have world’s most extreme abortion licence

Twenty-five years ago, on Jan. 28, 1988, the Supreme Court handed down the Morgentaler decision, ruling that Canada’s then rather permissive abortion law was unconstitutional. The court did not rule that Canada could not have an abortion law, but the one that it had was unduly burdensome, and so returned the matter to Parliament. Continue reading

‘God is a sports fan’

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. — Thanks to those readers who sent their sympathies, mocking and sincere, upon the occasion of Notre Dame’s crushing loss in the national U.S. college championship game on Monday night. Alabama, the most successful program in college football, won its third championship in four years by knocking the gold right off Notre Dame’s helmets. The 42-14 score was closer than the game actually was. It was over as soon as it began. Continue reading