The sinking of the Titanic still captures the minds of many a century after the event took place. Although there are many tales of bravery, courage, and sorrow associated with the ill-fated ship, the one below is among the less well-known. But perhaps the fact that this little item made it back home shows that … Continue reading A Sad Note in a Sad Tale
Click the link to learn more, readers: 7 Sanctuaries linked by a straight line: The legendary Sword of St. Michael Gelsomino Del Guercio According to legend, the line represents the blow with which St. Michael sent the devil to hell. A mysterious imaginary line links seven monasteries, from Ireland to Israel. Is it just a … Continue reading The Blow of the Archangel
Alleluia! He is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia! Happy Easter, readers! Christ and The Pagan by John Bannister Tabb I had no God but these, The sacerdotal Trees, And they uplifted me. - 'I hung upon a Tree.' - The sun and moon I saw, And reverential awe Subdued me day and night. - 'I am the … Continue reading Nam Quod Rex Regum!
Prayer of a Soldier in France By Joyce Kilmer My shoulders ache beneath my pack (Lie easier, Cross, upon His back). I march with feet that burn and smart (Tread, Holy Feet, upon my heart). Men shout at me who may not speak (They scourged Thy back and smote Thy cheek). I may not lift … Continue reading Prayer of a Soldier in France for Good Friday
Click the link to learn more, readers: Catholic university invites students who are single mothers to live with retired religious sisters Jan 28, 2020 John Burger Undergraduate students who are single mothers will be living alongside retired persons, both lay and religious, in a proposed new residential community at Mount Mary University in Milwaukee. In … Continue reading Shelter the Homeless
Heroism often flowers in the most horrible situations and places. The story of Teresio Olivelli is one of the more recent reminders of this truth. Despite straying into the darkness of Fascism and Nazism, Teresio quickly abandoned both ideologies when their true aims became apparent. He began working against both the German Nazis and the … Continue reading “Blessed Are the Merciful, for They Shall Obtain Mercy”
Take a look at this great piece to learn more, readers: Tolkien’s Witness to the Good News DECEMBER 17, 2019 MARY CUFF The other day, I found myself in a cramped waiting room dominated by a television much too large and loud for the space. After the third or fourth depressing “newsworthy” tidbit in a row, … Continue reading Good News from Middle-Earth