Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

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!”

Vocational Vivications

Reposted: ….And Between the Wasteland & Sky

This is an article I have wanted to repost for a while. It isn't specifically about the craft of writing, but an astute prospective author will doubtless learn a great many things about storytelling in J.D. Cowan's piece on the anime Trigun. Click the link to see what I mean, readers! . . . And… Continue reading Reposted: ….And Between the Wasteland & Sky

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

Rare Scroll for Instructing Catechumens Discovered in Japan

Catholicism has a long, storied history in the Land of the Rising Sun. For two hundred years, most Westerners were banned from Japan in order to prevent the spread of the Faith. Japanese converts and the Occidental priests who ministered to them were put to death when caught practicing the Faith. Shut out for so… Continue reading Rare Scroll for Instructing Catechumens Discovered in Japan

Flotsam 'n' Jetsam

Finding God in the Ashes

The title says it all. Check out this amazing story for yourselves by clicking the link below: THE STORY OF THE CATHOLIC CONVERT WHO SURVIVED NAGASAKI BY: MICHAEL COOK At 11:02 on the morning of August 9, 1945, an atomic bomb exploded over St. Mary’s Catholic Cathedral, in the Nagasaki suburb of Urakami. The brick… Continue reading Finding God in the Ashes