Category Archives: Columns

From the Laptops

“From the Laptops,” the section of our site with opinion and commentary columns, is so named as a tribute to our old journal, From the Housetops (back issues still available). If checking back here every day becomes tiresome, you can subscribe to RSS feeds of “From the Laptops.”

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Donate smartphones

We are switching to Internet phones aka Voip phones as it will save on our phone bills. But the purchase of the equipment adds up and we are wondering if anybody has any smartphones or tablets (which can be used for the purpose) they are willing to donate to SBC . Besides saving our apostolate money, the Voip phone system will make for a more efficient use of our time. At … More →

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Lenten Considerations: Sin, Death, and the Resurrection

And if Christ be not risen again, your faith is vain, for you are yet in your sins. (1 Corinthians 15:14). Cardinal Kung emphasized the resurrection in one of his sermons just before his arrest in 1955: If we renounce our faith, we will disappear and there will not be a resurrection. If we are faithful, we will still disappear, but there will be a … More →

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Reconquest of Cordoba by Fernando III of Castile, 1236

This video is narrated by Mr. J Stephen Roberts, who will be my guest on the next Reconquest. (Real Crusades History) In the early 1230’s, while the Almohads were locked in civil war, Fernando III of Castile and Leon, a truly outstanding king in history, gathered his army and Crusaded to win some of the most dramatic gains in the history of the long Reconquista of … More →

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A First After 1000 Years: Pope to Meet Russian Patriarch in Cuba, February 12

Topic of discussion, according to Patriarch Kirill, will be the plight of the Christians in the Middle East. We are only seventeen months away from the 100th anniversary (July 13, 1917) of Our Lady Fatima’s request for the consecration of Russia. Through this means, Mary said, Russia will be converted. The consecration will be late Our Lady also said later to Sister Lucia. Let us … More →

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1986 Super Bowl Champs Put Out Pro-Life Video

In 1989, six players for the 1986 NY Giants’ Super Bowl Champs, at the request of the Catholic owner of the team, Wellington Mara, testified for the lives of pre-born babies in a nine-minute video. The video was titled “Champions for Life.” I cannot access it on my computer but more internet savvy readers who are interested will surely find a way to do so. … More →

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Have You Seen the New Immaculate Heart of Mary School Website?

If you haven’t, it’s here. Immaculate Heart of Mary School is a traditional primary and secondary school (K-12) in the Catholic tradition, run by the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in Richmond, New Hampshire. This is in the Keene area, part of the Monadnock Region. For students from grades K through twelve, Immaculate Heart of Mary School offers an integrated curriculum, laying a solid foundation in the liberal … More →

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The Pope Who Really Was Chosen by the Holy Ghost

The account of the extraordinary election of Pope Saint Fabian was related by Eusebius, the fourth century author of the Ecclesiastical History of the Church (Volume VI, c. 29). With the death of Pope Anterus in 236, crowds of Christians came to Rome to see who would succeed him. One of these was a farmer named Fabian. As the electors, who then were the clergy … More →

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Correction: How and When to Listen to ‘Reconquest’

“Reconquest,” the Crusade Channel, and Veritas Radio Network are all still new. Kinks are being worked out as these new ventures progress. Allow me to straighten out a scheduling kink now. The earlier mentions on this site of when our show can be heard correctly listed the time the show debuts, but incorrectlyposted the times when it will be rebroadcast. The following emboldened paragraph sets … More →

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Cana and Being About His Father’s Business

Sunday we celebrated the feast of the marriage at Cana. Saint John tells us that “the mother of Jesus was there” and that Jesus and His disciples were invited as well. Despite the varying opinions of several fathers, I think Cardinal Baronius (who edited the Martyrlogy in the sixteenth century) offers the best answer as to whose wedding this was. It was not that of … More →

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Chair of Unity Octave

Today begins the traditional Chair of Unity octave, originally planned to last from the feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome until the feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25. The devotion has evolved into the “Week of Prayer,” since the removal from the calendar of the feast that opened the octave. But in the 1962 rubrics, a priest may offer the … More →

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The Christian Politics of Spain’s ‘Carlist’ Counterrevolutionaries, with Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen

Our seventh show debuts RIGHT HERE on January 20 at 8:00 PM Eastern. It will then be rebroadcast on Friday at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central), and again on the following Tuesday at 7:00 PM Eastern (6:00 Central). The topic is The Christian Politics of Spain’s ‘Carlist’ Counterrevolutionaries. My guest is Dr. Alexandra Wilhelmsen, Professor of Spanish and Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Dallas, an acknowledged expert on Spanish Carlism, a political … More →

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Pelayo and the Dawn of the Reconquista, 715-722

Another video from Real Crusades History, “Pelayo and the Dawn of the Reconquista, 715-722”: Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Immortality and the Tree of Life

Tree of Life In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month, and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations (Apoc. 22:2). In Paradise, Adam was given a command by God not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good … More →

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Sam Guzman, ‘The Catholic Gentleman,’ Tonight on Reconquest

Our sixth show debuts January 13 at 8:00 PM Eastern. The topic is Christian Manhood and the Family. My guest is Mr. Sam Guzman, Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin, and founder and editor of the popular blog, The Catholic Gentleman and the Catholic Gentleman Facebook Community. Go to to find out more! Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.

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Obama’s Comments on the Crusades

My posting of this is not entirely timely, but is still worth it. From J. Stephen Roberts of Real Crusades History comes this refutation of B.H. Obama’s fatuous statements about the Crusades. The video is at the bottom of this posting, after the description Mr. Roberts provided. Make sure to read his last paragraph (the “clarification” if you’re going to watch the video). At the National Prayer … More →

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