Happy Feast Day of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas, the angelic doctor.Born into a wealthy family, Saint Thomas decided to join the Dominicans. For some reason, this bothered his high-faluten family (I would think if any order would be on the bottom rung for elitists, it’d be the Franciscans. Dominicans wear white and have to stay clean. I’d think that’d appeal…

How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization

by Thomas E. Woods, Jr., Ph.D. An excellent and well-cited recounting of how the Catholic Church was integral in preserving and adding to the achievements of Western Civilization. From Catholics helping save important writings and art during the barbarian raids after the fall of the Roman Empire, to the monasteries helping civilization get back on…

Happy Feast of Saint Agnes!

This is saint Agnes. At 12, she was outed as a Christian. So, because the Roman authorities were horrible to women who hoped to remain virtuous for Christ, they sentenced her to be stripped nake-y and put on display in a well-trafficed location. The down side for any leering pervs, however, was that they were…

The Passion of the Infant Christ

by Caryll Houselander I first heard of Caryll Houselander when her reflections would pop up at the end of the daily readings in Magnificat. I don't think there has been even one of her reflections that didn't speak to me and escape being torn out and taped into my prayer journal. I bought two of…