Category Archives: Tradition

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┬áby 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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