In each child

In each child I haven’t the strength to hold For yet one moment more An acrid haze of molten air Shrouds the burning shore Entire town engulfed in flame This...

Generally Speaking

On American morals As I also have the habit, and have never been able to imagine how it could be connected with morality or immorality,...

The Path to Rome

From the preface to The Path to Rome, 1902 I said, “I will start from the place where I served in arms for my sins;...

Summa, Question 168: mirth.

Thomas Aquinas, Summa theologica Question 168, Article 4. Whether there is a sin in lack of mirth? I answer that, In human affairs whatever is against reason is a...

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

It may be remembered that Miss Dunham noted how Gilbert used to make a mysterious sign in the air as he lit his cigar....

Song (To C. L.)

From collected poems, 1911 Song (To C. L.) The corn is garnered, the swallows fly, The leaves fall soft on their wintry bed. There was a dream in...

Canadians in arms pt 3

Camouflage S. M. George Massey, C.M.S.C. from B.M.A. “Blitz,” Vol. 1, No. 3 Brockville, ON: July 1942. They tell us tales of camouflage, The art of hiding things; Of painted...

Introduction to the Devout Life

31. Pastimes and recreations. To get out into the open air, be entertained by happy, friendly conversation, play the lute or some other musical...

Padre’s corner

Padre's corner “These is so much bad in the best of us, And so much good in the worst of us, That it hardly behooves any...

Canadians in arms pt 2

Shown here about to enter Campobasso’s Holy Rosary Church are Roman Catholic personnel of three Canadian infantry units. Fresh from the Italian front, where they had been relieved by soldiers of...