Saturday, November 18, 2017

Luther’s Re-Formation?

Today's 500th anniversary of the 'Reformation' is a rather arbitrary one, based on the legend, perhaps apocryphal, that Martin Luther's defiantly nailed his '95...

The Zeal of Simon and Jude

Saints Simon and Jude are the saints of today, October 28th, as we approach the 500th anniversary of Luther's perhaps-apocryphal pinning of his 95...
Pope St. John Paul II

JP II, We Miss You

Yesterday was, or would have been had it not been the 29th Sunday of Ordinary Time, the feast of Pope Saint John Paul II,...

Fatima’s Century

A grace-filled hundredth anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima, as Our Lady appeared for last time to the three seers on this day...

Good Pope John

The Second Vatican Council opened on this day in 1962, and ran until 1965, producing sixteen documents, four of them 'constitutions', which have profoundly...

Weirdness of Vegas and Wildness of Catalonia

Something is definitely odd about the gunman and the shooting massacre in Vegas:  A 64 year-old multi-millionaire accountant with no military training, no record,...

Lives Noble and Ignoble

Today is the feast of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (+1637) and his companion martyrs, put to death by the anti-Catholic shogunate in Japan, and who...

Signs in the Heavens

Signs, signs, everywhere, signs, blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind... So sang the Five Man Electrical Band in their 1970 anti-establishment ballad, whose lyrics...

The Battle of Vienna 1683

September 12th marks the anniversary of the Battle of Vienna, in 1683, when the army of the Holy Roman Empire, particularly with the help...

Hurricanes, Pot and Claver’s Charity

The inchoate and fevered brain of Jennifer Lawrence, the over-feted Hunger Games and X-Men actress, is partly right, that horrific hurricane Irma, now the...