Category Archives: Tradition

“Annihilation” and My Spiritual Journey

About halfway through Lent, I decided to check out a new sci-fi horror film called Annihilation, which follows a group of scientists on an expedition into a mysterious “shimmer” that has already swallowed up multiple military teams. It’s an excellent … Continue reading

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The Roots of Christmas Traditions: From Pagan or Not From Pagan?

I heard the term solitise tree a few weeks before Christmas and irked me. Soon afterwards I fell into conversation with a few co-workers about the holiday. What really got me was the consensus of the group that was chit-chatting agreed with the … Continue reading

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[Guest Post] Rogue One: A Catholic Story

Robert Towne writes about Catholic parallels in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Continue reading

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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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