Freedom

Hence the domestic household is antecedent, as well in idea as in fact, to the gathering of men into a community. - Pope Pius...

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-BrowsOver and over again it has been my fortune...

The Rope Swing

Nobody knew where the rope came from. One Sunday morning after Mass in early spring, we found a thick rope hanging from an old...

The Rule of Law

“Why does each small thing in the world have to fight against the world itself? ... So that each thing that obeys law may...

Altar Boys

I found an old picture of my father in an attic drawer. It was taken on the occasion of the St. Peter’s Altar Boy...

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 Three Taps

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

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...

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...

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....