When Hilaire Belloc was a vigorous forty years of age, and three years before his life was shaken and shattered by the death of his wife Elodie on Candlemas 1914, he wrote an intimately evocative essay, entitled “On a Great … Continue reading
California Catholic Daily: The “treatment plan” the doctor told us was that they’d give our son pain medicine and let him die (of starvation and dehydration). Jodi began to cry and refused, at which point the doctor turned to Quentin … Continue reading
Catholic Culture: Matthew Festing, the Englishman who has served as Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta since 2008, reflected on the state of the order, which will celebrate its 900th anniversary on February 9. Read more here.
National Catholic Register’s interview with Matt Birk “One of the things I’ve learned from the Catholic faith that applies to marriage, football and any other aspect of life is to appreciate discipline. On the surface, self-indulgence appears best for us, … Continue reading
National Catholic Register’s Trent Beattie: “Romania was a very harsh place to live while the communists were in power. They portray it as equality for all, but the equality you get is everyone being equally miserable. Government control of everything … Continue reading
Encouraging news from the East. Catholic Culture: The “promotion of a culture of death and promiscuity” is “due to the slavishness of our political and business leaders to follow practices in Western countries that promote, in spite of examples that … Continue reading
That’s not all. Sister Jean Marie Wheeler and Sister Elaine Wheeler were the last living of five Wheeler girls, all of whom were religious, four were Daughters of Charity. MyFoxdc.com: They were born sisters and worked as Roman Catholic sisters for decades … Continue reading
National Catholic Register: I have also learned that adversity doesn’t have to get the upper hand on you. As long as you have faith, family and friends, you can get through anything. Faith is the most important thing, then family, … Continue reading
Jennifer Berry Hawes of The Post and Courier: In the 1990s, [Dan Lord] and an Alabama High School buddy formed Pain, a quirky punk rock band that became known for its upbeat lyrics and melodies, including a horn section, and … Continue reading
Rorate Caeli: Up to this Sunday, the decades-old movement for the imposition of a legal change of the definition of marriage to include unnatural unions of two people of the same sex (not “gender”, sex) seemed so overwhelming as to appear unstoppable. … Continue reading
A month ago this website posted some lines by me in which I lamented that the state of formerly Christian society was fallen so low that probably no more than a half-dozen Americans cared that the Christian interest would not … Continue reading
One wonders how reliable these polls are, even if conducted by Gallup. But, if it’s true that “seven of the world’s 10 countries with the most upbeat attitudes are in Latin America,” it’s not unreasonable to ask if the historical … Continue reading
CNA Interview: Missouri business executive Charles Drury, who helped found the hotel chain that bears his name, attributes his success to a firm reliance on God and a willingness to value family over material possessions. Read full interview here.
“In fact, someone there (RCIA) said that maybe it wasn’t the right time for [his wife] to come into the Church. That was heartbreaking.” National Catholic Register: When he went away to college nearly 20 years ago, Eric Sutulovich thought he had … Continue reading
CNA: In mid-October, Teresa Widman did not know where she was going to sleep, or what she was going to eat. Her diabetes was out of control, and her blood sugar was sky high. Things looked bleak, and she didn’t … Continue reading