“Why Americans Are More Tolerant [than Canadians]”

Commentary by Canadian canonist, Pete Vere, based on experiences living in both countries. After some personal narrative comes the key point: We talk about tolerance in Canada. More often than not, as our electoral choices show, Canadian tolerance is just an excuse to avoid discussing our differences. Thus Canadians stick to what’s comfortable, what’s least…

Silenced at the Shrine

Phil Lawler was to have a book-signing at the bookstore at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, promoting his book, The Faithful Departed, about the Boston locus of the sexual abuse crisis. One morning this June, Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, rector of the shrine, walked into the bookstore. It was about…