To Leave the Shackles of Human History Behind

It is ironic to run a post with a title claiming that one of the reasons Why I Am Catholic is to leave history behind. Especially when I have written in the past that one of the main reasons why I am Catholic today is because of Church history. Let me explain this paradox. [Read more...]

Thanks For A Thanksgiving Lesson By A Redemptorist Father

Did I tell you about when I got impeached? Maybe another time.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I really do not know much about many things. Even things that I have taken for granted my whole life. Like, would you believe the Thanksgiving Holiday even?

In the past, I’ve served up President George Washington’s prayer of Thanksgiving, dated November 1789. This year, I’ll share with you a little history lesson on this All-American holiday that I was completely ignorant of.  [Read more...]

A Brandy G.K Chesterton Would Approve Of…

Who knew?

I think so. I mean, look at the name on the label. Lepanto? As in the Battle of Lepanto?

Uh-huh.  [Read more...]

Andrea Doria, Lepanto, and the Power of the Rosary

When I was a kid, I really enjoyed reading history. Usually, I wasn’t reading the history that I was supposed to be reading in the classroom.  I really didn’t do that well in school until I served two hitches in the Marines and then decided to get out and go to college. Grade school and high school? Homework, schmomework! [Read more...]

USSCB Chair to Secretary of State John Kerry: Use Diplomacy, Not Air Strikes

What a surgical strike looks like to the patient.

What follows is the letter addressed to the Secretary of State in it’s entirety.

Dear Secretary Kerry: [Read more...]

Calling All Vampire Hunters: Your Kit Is Complete And Ready For Ordering

Just kidding about the “ready for ordering part.” But this would really come in handy when coming across vampires and such like. I hear it will even work on zombies in a pinch. For the zombie version, they replace the silver bullet firing Derringer with a sawed off shotgun.

Want to see something else that’s scary? [Read more...]

This Is The Kind Of Chart One Can Stare At For Hours…UPDATED

I found it folded neatly in the back of volume one of Philip Hughes’ A History of the Church: An Introductory Study. I picked it up for $2.00 at the public library’s used book sale earlier this year.

Here on one piece of paper is all that was happening between the time Sts. Peter and Paul were martyred, up until the Edict of Milan. Sorry it’s a little cock-eyed, but this is the best I could do. [Read more...]

For Novels Like Shusaku Endo’s, “The Samurai” UPDATED

A portrait of Lord Hasekura visiting Rome.

First things first, I’ve never read Silence by Shusaku Endo. I can at least say that I’ve heard of it, though, due to the fact that Martin Scorsese has been planning to make a movie based on it for what seems like forever. [Read more...]

The Chinese Chesterton’s Thoughts on the Influence of Christianity on Common Law

It’s been a long time since I shared thoughts here from my faithful departed friend named John C.H. Wu.

I won’t bore you to death with the details of his life, as I’ve already done that in numerous posts before. Remember when he likened Saint Thérèse of Lisieux as having the mind of Lao Tzu, with the heart of Confucius? He’s written some amazing stuff. [Read more...]

The Martyrdom of Sir Thomas More (For All The Saints) UPDATED

Not all Christians are hypocrites all the time. The proof of that statement resides in the Church Triumphant, specifically in the witness of the martyrs for the Faith. Yes indeed, the Communion of Saints is a treasure house of role models of redeemed fallenness.

Take, for instance, St. Thomas More, patron saint of lawyers, martyr for religious freedom, whose Feast we celebrate today. [Read more...]


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