This lecture loosely encompasses the Lord of the Rings. Here are the Philosopher Peter Kreefts accurately piercing words on one of the greatest homages to Lady Beauty and it is none other then J.R.R. Tolkien's Epic Adventure in the Lord of the Rings. [More]
Loring "Red" Nichols is a cornet-playing country boy who goes to New York in the 1920s full of musical ambition and principles. He gets a job playing in Wil Paradise's band, but quits to pursue his dream of playing Dixieland jazz. He forms the "Five Pennies" which features his wife, Bobbie, as vocalist. At the peak of his fame, Red and Bobbie's daughter, Dorothy, develops polio. Red quits the music business to move to Los Angeles where the climate is better for Dorothy. … [More]
The Lord Descends Into Hell(from an ancient homily on Holy Saturday) Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear.
He has gone to search for our first parent, as for a lost sheep. … [More]
'The child is father to the man.' How can he be? The words are wild. Suck any sense from that who can: 'The child is father to the man.' No; what the poet did write ran, 'The man is father to the child.' 'The child is father to the man!' How can he be? The words are wild.
Dear Holy Rope. Geo Gratias for the post. I still love the song, and even the times it reflected. I found the full 33 RPM LP pictured in the clip at a yardsale 10 years ago. It was in perfect condition. The Album has a number of water color drawings included. Quite simple and beautiful. She really was The Smiling Sister (while she was in habit).
Yuck. They are using an unauthorized, uncannonical and illicit version of the Hours. They replace "Him" with "God", "who" and any other emasculating word except "Him". God forgive them and grant them repentance.
Just arrived back from a visit to Ireland last Friday (18 days). We stayed in Co Leitrim up north and were able to receive the BBC that is broadcast into the Six Counties. The bitter, vitrioloc, hateful and slanderous coverage was repulsive. There was no news of the beatification of JHN, just lots of face/screen time for anti-Catholic diatribe against the Holy Father.
JHN was right in the Apologia: it is always the Catholic Church that is being opposed.
An excellent movie I caught by mistake on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) on lazy Sunday afernoon. It takes place in the very family oriented city of... San Francisco. Pre WWII of course. After WWII SF totaly changed. Alovely film and a true story of the power of a mother's love.
"I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble [a temporary paralysis] and also from other and greater troubles concerning my honor and the … [More]
Highly Recomned THE SECRET OF NEW YORK REVEALED by Thomas Howard. The Forward by Fr. Benedict Groeschel alone is worth the consideration.
Howard's book is based around finding the Holiness in everday life. A very large theme in the writings of Charles Williams (an major "Inkling"). Howard, while doing his Ph.D on Williams in NYC, discovers the "Secret of NY City".
“More is a man of an angel’s wit and singular learning. He is a man of many excellent virtues; I know not his fellow. For where is the man (in whom is so many goodly virtues) of that gentleness, lowliness, and affability, and as time requires, a man of marvelous mirth and pastimes and sometime of steadfast gravity — a man for all seasons.” --Robert Whittington, Vulgaria, 1520
“…it would be hard to find anyone who was more truly a man for all seasons and all men…” (…omnibus omnium horarum …[More]
"I took for my advocate and lord the glorious Saint Joseph and commended myself earnestly to him; and I found that this my father and lord delivered me both from this trouble [a temporary paralysis] and also from other … [More]
Thank you Father. My parish did a Puppet Show in place of the Homily for Christmas Eve Mass. Groan.
All those Christmas/Easter* Catholics would have received so much more from a rushed licit Mass with a mediocre sermon. What they received was Trivialism of the Trancendant. Very Sad. Very Bad.
My Wife and I were in Lancaster County, PA. After the clip-clop of Amish horses pulling their buggys woke us on Sunday Morning we attended a Tridentine mass at the Parish of St. Anthony of Padua in down … [More]
I worry about the Holy Father's security constantly.
I was at the Vatican for 2 weeks in June and 2008. Security is very lax. I have reaised the point to a number of persons, many know it, not really sure why this persists. Of course, the Holy Father can not be surrounded by a group of large security guards all the time but it is very easy to access him if you are willing. I was blessed to be very close to the Holy Father several times and was uncomfortable at the seeming ease to access him. [More]
I did the evening Program at St. Charles and probably tangled with the same person and others of that ilk. They never did not enjoy the pun on the JEPD codes and doing Textual Criticsm on them. Got cold stares when I asked to see their copies. Sounds like Gnosticism to me. Almost Psuedo Mormonism. Secret Codes no one can see. I was mostly left alone as I was known Revert that had a few articles published. They did not know me and I was a bit of a mystery to them. I was there in 96-97 under John … [More]
I believe "Shadow Feet" is a reference to C.S. Lewis' theme of Living in "Shadow Lands" until we reach our true home land with HIM. Brooke Fraser is a Lewis fan. See the last chapters of THE LAST BATTLE and the name of the play and movie named after Lewis. As old Professor Digory would say to those who did not understand the Shadow Lands, once he left and stood in Aslan's Country "Oh, dear, It's in Plato, its all in Plato. Whatever are they teaching in the schools theses days." LOL . PAX
I love to tell my Modernist Friends that I did my Ph.D on Textual Criticism of the "J" Code. When they ask to see my work (some actually do!) I ask them to let me see the "J" code itself (or the P, D or E Code).
Some never get the pun and actually still beleive there are such fallacies that the "learned" consult to unravel scripture and come to an De-constructed non-conclusion.
I was trained by very sharp Protestants who were well versed in combatting this fololishness. Upon my return to the … [More]
I am a good "Revert" to the Catholic Faith but do owe much of my reversion to the "Dominion Theology Crowd". I studied and served under Ray Sutton, now a Bishop in the Reformed Episcopal Church. I am currnetly doing a Bible Study for my parish group, ( a number of Prot converts and Reverts mixed in). I am using Geoffrey of Auxere, Nicholas of Lyra and David Chilton.
So I am no longer a Calvinist, but I do believe in the 5 points of a Suzerain Covenant. I does lead one to Sacramental Theology … [More]
I was trained by one of these men in the Basilian/Dominion Movement, many of whom adopted a more Catholic view of the world, many of whom became Catholic, Orthodox or very Traditional High Church "Spikey" Anglican. Thtraining lef me to REVERT to the Faith!
D.G. for this post. Many forget that there is an old Roman Chant. Gregorian Chant is actually a blend of old Romand and Gallican Chant. This too is the Faith of our Fathers. NB>.The eastern Tone/influence is unmistakable.
In many ways our Lady of Fatima brought me back to the Church. When I was chased from the Church by confused or malicious Modoernists I became the best Protestant I could. Fatima became a large sticking point for my return. Here goes the reasoning that brought me back. Took several years to work through it. (If I had seen this excellent video back then it would have been much quicker)
1. The Miracle of the Sun was a widely documented "phenomenon" 2. It … [More]
This video also lies outside my tastes and affection. But please consider: The Desert Fathers often warned that in criticizing you often become the thing you are criticizing.
Yes it is rather Beatnik. Probably on purpose. Probably trying to reach out. St. Patrick often used Celtic/Druidic language to adress the pagans of his day. Please be careful with provacative statements such as "If you knew Scripture, etc." St. Paul and Our Lord in the Gospels probably have words for your … [More]
There now appeared upon the ravaged scene an Angel of Deliverance, the noblest patriot of France, the most splendid of her heroes, the most beloved of her saints, the most inspiring of all her memories, the peasant Maid, the ever-shining, ever-glorious Joan of Arc.
Amid an immense concourse she was dragged to the stake in the market-place of Rouen. High upon the pyramid of faggots the flames rose towards her, and the smoke of doom wreathed and curled. She raised a cross made of firewood, and … [More]