Time, Tradition and T.S.Eliot

TS Eliot

T.S.Eliot is not only my favorite poet, but one of my favorite people. I like his anti-poet attitude. In an age where the individual poet was meant to be a bohemian dreamer living on a crust of bread in a squalid garret Eliot wore a three piece suit and got a job at a bank. [Read More...]

Closing Churches Closes Faith


Architect Michael Tamara comments here on the closure of historic churches in the Northern cities of the US. His main point is that the churches were built by our ancestors who were much poorer than we are, but who had faith, knew how to work hard, and above all–were willing to make great sacrifices to [Read More...]

Mantilla the Hon on Queen Sophia


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. What you say Hon? What do I think of Pope Francis never [Read More...]

Works Without Faith is Dead


The old debate still rages in which Catholics dispute with Protestants who say that salvation is by “faith alone.” Yes, we like to pick out the verse from the epistle of James which says that “faith without works is dead.” If we’re going to talk the talk we have to walk the walk. Action speak [Read More...]

On the Scouring of the Shire


Now at the end of re-reading┬áThe Lord of the Rings, it occurs to me that I should have blogged my way through. There were so many details seen now and seen in more clarity where Tolkien’s Catholic imagination shines through. I’m going to back again to glean from the chapter in┬áThe Return of the King [Read More...]

Classroom Management for Chaos


Well not chaos exactly. Christian LeBlanc is a fantastically creative sixth grade catechist at St Mary’s. He blogs at Smaller Manhattans and is the author of The Bible Tells Me So–a great Bible based catechetical resource which is being snatched up by enthusiastic catechists across the country. Jennifer Fitz is also a South Carolina Catholic [Read More...]