There’s a lot of ugly in the world. Here’s some beauty. It’s the Frankfurt Radio Symphony under the baton of Maestro Peter Oundjian performing the Seventh Symphony of the Czech Catholic composer, Antonín Leopold Dvořák. When I was a teenager, … Continue reading
Here is the oration that the Church prays in the Mass and Office for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Ecclésiam tuam, Dómine, miserátio continuáta mundet et múniat: et quia sine te non potest salva consístere; tuo semper múnere gubernétur. Here … Continue reading
I’ve been writing some things lately on the cardinal virtue of prudence (The ‘Mother’ of Virtues as a Remedy to Pervasive Surrealism, and Knowing the Real and Doing the Good, with more to come in a couple of weeks). We … Continue reading
National Catholic Register, Joseph Pearce: The late Joseph Sobran (1946-2010) was a journalist who thrived on controversy. He was the sort of writer who did not try to please all of the people all of the time, or even most … Continue reading
St. Robert Southwell, Jesuit priest and martyr, was hanged, drawn and quartered on February 21, 1595. To commemorate the anniversary and to celebrate the legacy of this great Catholic saint and poet, Joseph Pearce was interviewed by Jan Franczak for … Continue reading
Most of what we consider institutional America — its governmental, academic, cultural, and even religious — structures were created by the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants. Of course, there were many of Dutch, German, French Huguenot, Scandinavian, and other Northern European nationalities … Continue reading
Here is a short trailer and the interview.
UTube Christopher Macchio tenor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTVIMCEuj5c I think it was his second song
Father Feeney used to say that we should not call Saint Anne the grandmother of God but “the mother of the Mother of God.” Otherwise we’d end up calling Saint Joachim the grandfather of God, etc, etc. Our Lady’s … Continue reading
Faith and Culture, Hilaire Belloc: Of Courtesy, it is much less Than Courage of Heart or Holiness, Yet in my Walks it seems to me That the Grace of God is in Courtesy. More here.
National Catholic Register, K,V, Turley: I’ve been beat up, I been pushed and shoved, but never really knocked down. But the pain of this was more Than I’d ever felt before. Yeah, I was broke. In July 2016 Craig Morgan … Continue reading
Aleteia, J.P. Mauro: Standing as a symbol of the enduring faith of Nigeria’s Catholic community, the Jesus de Greatest statue is the largest image of Christ on the African continent. Measuring 28 feet tall and weighing in at 40 tons, the statue has … Continue reading
He loved the Faith, loved life, knew 17 languages, traveled the world with his heart in Italy where he (although American) was born and died. He wrote 15 volumes of prose and mastered just about every art he dabbled in. … Continue reading
“I think, first of all, being an Italian American I’ve been exposed to the existence of Padre Pio for a long time and being raised a Catholic, it’s all part of the natural progression. Then, as it turns out, a … Continue reading
+uCatholic, Billy Ryan: Today, we consider Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of The Last Supper to be one of the greatest masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance polymath. However, that notion that da Vinci’s depiction of Christ announcing he would be betrayed … Continue reading