Last month we looked at the attempts of believers and non-believers alike to escape the terror and boredom of modern life via quest for enchantment launched through time — the annual observances, secular and religious, of the year. In this … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Trent Beattie: It is common for bobsledders to reach speeds of 80 to 90 miles per hour in international races. While this may make for thrilling competition, Olympic gold medalist Curt Tomasevicz— no stranger to flying on ice — … Continue reading
Preface The Election of Donald Trump: Could This Be Our Last Chance? This article was published on December 23, 2016 (Saint Benedict Center; On-line Journal; Richmond, N.H.), shortly after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Beware of … Continue reading
CNA Venerable Henriette DeLille, born a “free woman of color” before the Civil War, had all the makings of a life of relative ease before her. Story here.
Having seen in Part One of this article something of the influence of Ayn Rand’s books and self-contrived philosophy of Objectivism, we want to conclude here with a look at the books themselves, in particular the two novels that have … Continue reading
First Things, Alexei Sargeant: hen I was learning about Catholicism, as an Anglican in the process of converting, Mary was a sticking point. Yes, of course Jesus’s mother was “full of grace,” as the angel had said, and therefore worthy … Continue reading
TIA, Marian Horvat: I am glad to acknowledge a note that a reader from Florida sent me bringing to my attention the fact that the first thanksgiving in the territory that today is the United States was not the one I … Continue reading
ChurchPop: This is so cool! NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter recently won the Jag Metals 350 at Texas Motor Speedway. In a post-race interview, he added a few things you don’t normally hear: “I just thank the Sacred of Jesus and the Blessed … Continue reading
No one knows for sure how Cambridge, Massachusetts, native, Father “Jim” Hennessey died, but what is certain is that when the Japanese took over the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific in 1942, he was taken prisoner on Saint Patrick’s … Continue reading
CNA: Venerable Solanus Casey, an American-born Capuchin priest who died in 1957, will be beatified at a Nov. 18 Mass in Detroit. More here.
The photo of Black Elk praying the Rosary with his daughter, Lucy Looks Twice (see below), is priceless. You have to love the Indian names, don’t you? National Catholic Register, Peter Jesserer Smith: Basil Brave Heart remembers the day his … Continue reading
I posted a News item Monday on the valiant stand of 6’9” 330 lb tackle, Alejandro Villanueva, in his singular support for America while the rest of his teammates quarantined themselves with their coach in the locker room during the … Continue reading
Catholic Culture, Phil Lawler: “Sometimes a single encounter with what is healthy and ordinary—I use the word advisedly, with its suggestion that things are in the order that God by means of his handmaid Nature has ordained—is enough to shake … Continue reading
Did you know that there is a very special Archdiocese in these United States of America that does not have any geographical boundaries? It has its own Archbishop based in Washington, D. C., but he is not the Bishop of … Continue reading