He was an impressive looking man when I first met him. I was a religious brother then, in the early 1980s. In his seventies at the time, Tony was well-built, robust, sartorial, well-groomed, and rather short; he had... More →
Review of Race with the Devil: My Journey from Racial Hatred to Rational Love, by Joseph Pearce. Saint Benedict Press, 2013 Captivated by Joseph Pearce’s spiritual biography of the great Russian writer, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and knowing that he... More →
Virtually the instant I saw that Spain’s Queen Isabella the Catholic was the subject of an excellent article by Eleonore Villarrubia recently posted on the SBC website, I thought of Christopher Columbus. This was natural. Though history is... More →
Kudos for Bishop Thomas Tobin. While the world fawns over the pro-abortion, pro same-sex marriage Nelson Mandela, Bishop Thomas Tobin says enough of this. Prescinding from the despicable Dutch... More →4 Years for a Drug Conviction and She Loves Our Lady of Guadalupe
Four Years for a drug conviction? Excessive? Without knowing the details, that is excessive in my mind. Four years? I suspect Francisca Cabral is a poor woman, probably could not... More →English Song Writer and Composer William Byrd, Recusant Catholic
The name was familiar, but I did not know that he was the composer of a couple of my favorite hymns and the Third Christmas Mass, Puer Natus Est.... More →How Can You Want an ‘Open’ Church If You Don’t Dress Like a Priest?
My commentary on a UCANews article from November 13, 2013, by Jesuit Father Frank Brennan: No one walking down the street past you, Dear Father in suit and tie,... More →Column Archives
In a conversation with some of our conference speakers, who are also all contributors to this web site, the question “What is Christendom?” was presented for our consideration. The hope was expressed that these writers would each offer his thoughts on the subject in future articles. Upon reflection, I thought of answering this question indirectly, by replying to another... More →
Harvested along the Atlantic coast, the “monkfish” is a kind of shark with a huge head and toothy mouth. It acquired the name “monkfish” not because of its looks; but because, while most fisherman discarded it, frugal cenobites found the fish good monk fare.