Cry WoofDanny Deever, by Rudyard Kipling
Kipling’s poem “Danny Deever” is about a soldier who is going to be hanged for shooting a fellow soldier while he slept. “What are the bugles blowin’ for?” said Files-on-Parade. “To turn you out, to turn you out”, the Colour-Sergeant said. “What makes you look so white, so white?” said Files-on-Parade. “I’m dreadin’ what I’ve got [Read More...]
Love Among the RuinsNot Your Average Love Songs: “Heaven’s Knife” & “Like the Dawn”
Preparing for a concert in my usual fashion, I’ve been immersing myself in Josh Garrels’ new album, “Home.” The concert, as expected, was amazing, but it is one of the songs that he didn’t play that has captured my imagination. It’s the song “Heavens Knife,” and it’s about Adam and Eve. For a long time [Read More...]
...and these Thy giftsBoca Negra, or Black Mouth
This, besides black forest cake, is my oldest child’s favorite cake. I’ve only made it twice because she’s actually allergic to eggs, so as you might understand, when I do make it, she savors every mouthful. And for good reason — it’s rich, and yet light, and decadent. (My daughter wasn’t allergic to eggs the [Read More...]
Standing on my HeadTwelve Things to Remember if the SCOTUS Decision Upsets You
The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so. It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has... [Read More]
I Have to Sit DownWill the Catholic Church be hurt by the Supreme Court’s ruling on gay marriage?
Hats off to everyone who was surprised by today’s Supreme Court ruling that states cannot constitutionally ban gay marriage. Hats off for your optimism and your faith in the... [Read More]
Catholic NewsWhat does it look like to be gay – and a practicing Catholic?
Rome, Italy, Jun 30, 2015 / 04:02 am (CNA).- More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic,... [Read More]