Fabian and Freedom

Pope Fabian (+250) was put to death on this day in the persecution of Emperor Decius, for refusing to offer idolatrous sacrifice, and this...

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,...
Pope St. John Paul II

Of Popes, Potentates and Princes Royal

May 18th would have been Pope Saint John Paul II's 98th birthday, which would be old even for the oldest of Popes. Benedict, the...

Pope Saint John Paul II, a Reflection

Today is the memorial of Pope Saint John Paul II, who was installed as the 264th successor of Saint Peter on this day in...

Saint James and the Reconquista

Before we leave Saint James the Greater and polygamy behind for now, two further factoids that came across my attention:  It seems the Mormons...

Bodily and Spiritual Strength

While we're on the theme of athletics, I came across an article claiming that men are 30% weaker now than they were even a...

Divorce, Sort of, Hollywood Style

Following the break-up of HiddleSwift, it seems as though an infectious virus dissolving relationships old and new is spreading through Tinseltown:  Naomi Watts and...

Philosophers, Trudeau and Trump

Today is the feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, a woman 'renowned for her learning', put to death as a virgin martyr in 305...

Hollywood’s Sense of Sin

In a radio address on October 26, 1946, with the horrors of World War II still fresh (if such be the term) in the...