Monday, February 19, 2018

The Cruise of the ‘Nona’

Hilaire Belloc, The Cruise of the 'Nona.’ 1925 On the whole, of the cads and gentlemen I have met, I could give the cads a shade of...

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...

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...

The Three Taps

Chapter 1. The Euthanasia Policy In a sense, though, insurance was but an empirical science until the Indescribable Company made its appearance. The man who...

Easy Essays

Easy Essays Sheed and Ward, 1936 Looking at property, Fr. Henry Carr, Superior of the Basilians, says: Socialists and Communists battle against the unequal conditions of the poor. Presumably they...

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...

My beads

Born either in 1834 in Limerick, Ireland or Norfolk, Virginia, Fr. Ryan was described by a contemporary as having “an open, manly character.” He...

Lost Lectures or The Fruits of Experience

Maurice Baring, Lost Lectures of the Fruits of Experience. Peter Davies Ltd, London: 1932. From: High-Brows and Low-Brows Over and over again it has been my fortune...

Dear, Old South Side Hill

The fondest thoughts of childhood’s day twine ’round thee, dear old hill, And as I gaze, thy bare, bleak braes with love my bosom thrill; For...

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;...