Can’t Get By Without Your Morning Cup o’ Joe? Skip Starbucks, Go to St. James Coffee


UPDATE:  Your help is needed to keep this great Ministry of Coffee open!  St. James Coffee opened last July and has struggled financially; they now have about 8-10 weeks of funds at their current numbers.  Sales are improving; expenses are being reduced.  Their events are varied, successful and fruitful. But without some help, the store will need to reduce their hours or even close.  Please consider how you could help to keep this innovative Catholic coffee shop perking! *     *     *   … [Read more...]

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence: Remembering C.S. Lewis

Men Must Endure Their Going Hence.So warns Edgar in Shakespeare’s classic King Lear.And so says the tombstone shared by illustrious Christian apologist Clive Staples Lewis and his brother Warren.  The tombstone, located in the yard of Holy Trinity Church in Headington Quarry, Oxford, commemorates the writer C.S. “Jack” Lewis, who died 48 years ago on November 23, 1963, and his quieter older brother who died in April 1973.Lewis was one of the intellectual giants of the 20th century, co … [Read more...]

SWIMMING THE TIBER: To Quote Flannery O’Connor, “Here Comes Everybody!”

Crossing the Tiber

WHAT DO THESE PEOPLE HAVE IN COMMON?Actors John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jim Nabors, Faye Dunaway, Vincent Price, Susan Hayward and Patricia Neal Academics and intellectuals Hadley Arkes (Amherst), Mortimer Adler (Great Books), Robert Bork (Yale), G.K. Chesterton Royalty King Charles II ( Great Britain ) Artist Peter Paul Rubens Heroes of the Old West Kit Carson, Buffalo Bill and Doc Holliday Musician Dave Brubeck Politicians John Ellis (Jeb) Bush and Newt Gingrich Famed coach … [Read more...]