Nazi and Nazarene

FROM: RONALD KNOX, “NAZI AND NAZARENE” MacMillan War Pamphlets No. 5 London: MacMillan and Co. Ltd., 1940We have to remember, besides, that the wedge method always...

The Cruise of the ‘Nona’

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

The Catholic Land Movement

Fr. Vincent McNabb, O.P., S.T.M., from the Catholic Land Movement: it's motives. C.T.S.: London, 1932.Out of Egypt have I called my son (Mt 2:15, Jer...

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...

Generally Speaking

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

In each child

In each childI 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...

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...

The Path to Rome

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

The Newfoundland Quarterly

Vol IV, No. 2 (October 1904)The Old Coat of Arms at Placentia: The French ArmsAlthough the Fleur-de-Lis was from time immemorial used in ornamentation...

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....