Teresa of Avila and the Infant of Prague

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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...]

Mantilla the Hon on Children’s Church Music

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Guest blogger Mantilla Amontillado is the founder of Veritas Vestments. She holds a degree in Ecclesiastical Haberdashery from Salamanca University. She has done the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella three times on horseback and is engaged to the famous matador, Senor Augusto Torquemada. Hey hon! I sorry I not been talking for so long, but [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...]

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...]

My Peace I Give You

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The wound at the foundation of all our other wounds is the deep wound at the heart of love. Put simply, we all long for total, overwhelming, unconditional love. It is as if the whole human race is starving and in our starved and desperate state our appetites will turn to most anything to fill [Read More...]


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