Category: Columns

A Yoke of Love and Peace

My thoughts are full of the recent wedding of my son. There is a great deal involved leading up to this major event: the prayerful choice of a vocation, the months of courtship, the endless details, the physical and emotional … Continue reading

Silvester II Pope and Inventor

Silvester II (999-1003), the first French Pope, a great teacher, theologian, philosopher, and diplomat is credited with inventing the first mechanical pendulum clock. Not only that, but when he was a student in Spain, studying mathematics and natural science under … Continue reading

The Battle of Lepanto

The Battle of Lepanto commenced between the roughly equal number of men and ships off the coast of Corinth, Greece, after a traditional and formalized ceremony.   Both Muslims and Christians had about 30,000 men and slightly over two hundred vessels … Continue reading