From a young age, Read felt her artistic calling, whether expressed through poetry, composing essays, a memoir, or, now, fiction—for her, all of this has a single purpose: the greater glory of God.
Ecclesia et Civitas
As I entered Soho Square the bell of St. Patrick’s Church started
It was three o’clock in the afternoon. The bell rang out three
times and then continued tolling. It was the hour of Great Mercy. It
was to this sound of a tolling bell that I entered the church. There
the Blessed Sacrament was exposed upon the altar. It was here also
where, as arranged, I m...
Increasingly, we live in a system that tends to merge public and private, absorb everything into economics and power, and promote a wholly this-worldly way of life.
Many Christians argue
for capitalism on the grounds that markets and private property support man’s
rightful freedom, and doing away with them means poverty and tyranny. That
seems a strong argument, so in response opponents of capitalism need to say
that the current system has additional features that make it intrinsically bad
and worth getting rid of.
Earlier this year,
While the situation for Vietnamese Catholics has improved in recent decades, threats of violence, coercion, and harassment still exist.
month, the president of Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, met with Pope Francis for a
private audience at the Vatican. Though the meeting was described by the Holy
See Press Office as “cordial,” relations between Rome and Vietnam have been
bumpy for the last several decades. One of five remaining Communist nations,
The editors of a new book of essays on Cardinal John Henry Newman are unable to overcome their own biases in their consideration of the great churchman.
No Englishmanor only Lord Byronever fascinated
his countrymen more than John Henry Cardinal Newman. Lord Macaulay was
convinced that the British public’s fascination with Byron was mostly pharisaical.
For the great Whig historian, the man whom Sir Walter Scott called “the
Champion of the English Parnassus” was held up “as a sort of whipping boy” t...
The battle against cultural jihad will be fought—is now being fought—in workplaces, in school boards, in town councils, and, most of all, in courts. And very few are prepared to fight the battle on that level.
shall not flag or fail. We shall defend our homeland, whatever the
cost may be. We shall fight in the town councils, we shall fight in the
workplaces and in the school boards, we shall fight in the courts and
state legislatures. We shall never surrender. Or will we?
readers will recognize this as a (not very elegant) paraphrase of