Teresa of Avila and the Infant of Prague

infant_jesus_of_prague

Did you know that the original Infant of Prague was owned by St Teresa of Avila? Here’s the story: In 1628 the small, 19″ wooden, wax coated statue was given by the Spanish princess Polyxena Lobkowicz to the Discalced Carmelites. The princess who was Spanish, had received the statue as a wedding gift in 1603 [Read More...]

Infanticide in Germany

A woman in Germany has been found guilty of killing five of her newborn babies because their existence would have endangered their lifestyle and standard of living. The news is here. So what’s new? Around the world millions of children are killed for the same reasons. It’s just that they are killed before they are [Read More...]

I’ll Fly Away Oh Glory!

Yesterday was the memorial of St Joseph Cupertino who is the patron saint of pilots and airline stewards and writers of children’s stories about people who fly. This is because he was known to levitate. Taylor Marshall gives a summary of the saint’s life and wonders here. It is saints like Joseph of Cupertino who [Read More...]

Catholic Vote? What Catholic Vote?

When are the pollsters and pundits and duuhh journalists going to stop talking about ‘the Catholic Vote’? Every poll shows that the ‘Catholic Vote’ is split right down the middle just like the rest of the country. It seems to me that the Catholics therefore are indistinguishable from the rest of the population. Read More. [Read More...]

Religion Freedom and Responsibility

The fat prophet said “All arguments are theological arguments.” The fat prophet, of course, being G.K. Chesterton. So it is with the present political debate in the United States. The country seems divided between those who pay taxes and those who receive benefits–those who take responsibility for themselves and those who cannot or will not. [Read More...]

Tale of Two Nations

After witnessing the Democratic and Republican conventions, and watching the polls for Romney and Obama it seems increasingly clear to me that our country is fundamentally divided. The polls have the two candidates running neck and neck. It seems that exactly half the citizens are in favor of one and the other half of the [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X