Food for thought here, readers: Notes Towards A Theology of Art “If the artist can perceive a ray of the supreme beauty among the many manifestations of the beautiful, then art becomes a way to God.” The Purpose of Art Why does the human person create? Why does the artist make art? On the surface,… Continue reading The Christian Artist
Tag: Catholic History
A New Martyr
Akash Bashir, pray for us! Akash Bashir, who died protecting Catholic worshippers in Pakistan, named a Servant of God By Katie Yoder Lahore, Pakistan, Feb 1, 2022 / 16:40 pm When a suicide bomber attempted to enter a Catholic church in Pakistan in 2015, a 20-year-old volunteer security guard blocked him. “I will die but… Continue reading A New Martyr
Eye of the Beholder…?
A worthy reminder, readers. Click the link to learn more: Beauty: Not in the Eye of the Beholder H.L. Mencken wrote exactly 100 years ago: “The female body, even at its best, is very defective in form; it has harsh curves and very clumsily distributed masses; compared to it the average milk-jug, or even cuspidor,… Continue reading Eye of the Beholder…?
Memory: The Jackie Letter
You can learn details about the letter linked below here, readers. This is a tear-jerker story, so make sure you bring a tissue. It is a window to the past that, in the words of the History Guy, “deserves to be remembered”: DEAR JACKIE A letter from Lt. Commander John J. Shea, USN, USS Wasp,… Continue reading Memory: The Jackie Letter
A Hero of Pearl
May he be remembered, readers: Pearl Harbor: Catholic Chaplain Went Down with USS Oklahoma Lt. Aloysius Schmitt, Catholic chaplain, had just finished celebrating Mass; stepped aside for other men to escape The USS Oklahoma carried a crew of 1,300 sailors and 55 marines when it capsized in 50 feet of water during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor… Continue reading A Hero of Pearl
The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!
A friend and fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars* was kind enough to send me these videos, readers. While I am not a fan of the prequels and have difficulty watching the series that fills in the blanks between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, I have to say that these… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas – Clone Wars Style!
Dates, Fellowship, and Professor Tolkien
Professor Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings* series has been hailed repeatedly for its extensive worldbuilding. But something even devoted fans can occasionally miss is the significance of the dates within the story. A contributor to Voyage Comics and Publishing*’s blog tackles the challenge of reminding us about the meaning behind the dates in the… Continue reading Dates, Fellowship, and Professor Tolkien
From Ireland to Japan: “Let there be light!”
“Blessed are you when they persecute you, and hate you, for My sake.” We were never promised an easy life by Our Lord. It’s natural enough to want it, to ask for it, and to be unhappy about not having it. But I think we too often forget this warning delivered at the end of… Continue reading From Ireland to Japan: “Let there be light!”
The Advent season is upon us, readers! Good Lord, is the year almost over already? It’s been so busy behind the scenes here that it is hard to believe we have all come this far so fast! As we begin this period of waiting for the coming of the Lord on December 25, this reflection… Continue reading Spiritual Vigilance
A Medieval Reminder
Does your church have a hole in the roof – one that was put there and left open intentionally? If you go to several churches in Europe, there might be a really cool reason that hole was left there for centuries: Why some medieval churches would leave a hole in the roof Philip Kosloski - published on… Continue reading A Medieval Reminder