Captain Fantastic and Hollywood’s Anti-Catholicism

Viggo Mortensen, the same actor who played Strider/Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, seems to enjoy getting naked in his non-Tolkien films,...

Total Eclipse of the Sun

A brief note this morning, on this August 21st memorial of Pope Saint Pius X, that, besides honoring one of the great Pontiffs of...

Anthony Mary Claret: A Life Fully Lived

Anthony Mary Claret died on this day, October 24th, 1870, after a long, full and adventurous life, demonstrating how much one man can do...

On the Feast of Stephen…

As the mid-19th century hymn has it, Good King Wenceslaus first went out, on the feast of Stephen, when the snow lay 'round about,...

God or King?

I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists.  Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism...

Theotokos, or Christotokos? A Christmas Heresy

I will often ask my students in class whether Christ was a human person.  The answer may seem straightforward:  Of course He was (or...

A Vote for Life

The referendum vote in Ireland today, on the ‘right’ to abortion, is a turning point in our culture, for the Catholic nation symbolizes something...

Nature and Poetry

I apologize to my merry band of faithful readers for not posting for a bit.  I have been away, with limited time to write,...

Neo Pagan Micro Aggression

Today is the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (see my note to the side), so it as with some dismay that I read this...