Category Archives: Tradition

Remembering Mother Angelica

A year ago today, Mother Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network and a powerful force for orthodoxy and the Church, passed away. She was an amazing figure who helped convert and revert untold thousands — one of them … Continue reading

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The Incarnation and the One Ring

Happy Ring Destruction Day! That’s right, Tolkien fans. Tomorrow, the 25th of March, is the anniversary of the day when, mumbleteen thousand years ago, Frodo, Sam, and Gollum entered Mount Doom to pitch the One Ring into the fire below. … Continue reading

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Did the Pope say ISIS was just like Jesus?

Gasp! Horror! The Pope said something controversial! Wait, haven’t we gone through this at least once a month since he was elected? And didn’t 99% of that proven to be obviously different from what was reported, if not an outright lie … Continue reading

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Is Friday the 13th a Bad Day?

Happy Friday the 13th, paraskevidekatriaphobes! I’m just stopping off at the blog to type up a quick post on an interesting subject. Why is this day considered unlucky? Like many elements of folklore and superstition, it’s hard to trace; but the … Continue reading

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The Significance of March 25th

March 25th is Tolkien Reading Day, because it’s the date in The Return of the King when the Ring was destroyed. But have you ever wondered why Tolkien made a point of mentioning that exact date? Doesn’t the use of … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Breastplate

For St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d share the text of a version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate, adapted as a hymn by Cecil Frances Alexander, an Irishwoman in the 19th century. I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the … Continue reading

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Must the State Promote Virtue?

As I have mentioned, I help teach students at Christendom about creative writing. In the course of a conversation in the last week, I found out that some of those students, who enjoy attending the college’s Chester-Belloc Debate Society, will … Continue reading

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