Water and Wine: The Two Wills of Christ

Dear Charity of Christ, I have been meaning to write this post for some time, only to lack sufficient time to put pen to paper, or rather, finger to keyboard. Of course, those words of choice fall short in the poetic prose of times gone past. Nonetheless, the topic of discussion here is the two wills that are manifested within the Incarnation our dear Lord and Savior. I first came across a great explanation on Continue Reading →

A reading on Dante and Spiritual but not Religious.

I am currently writing either a short story or what may be a full-length book. During my long working days, I’ve been listening to audio books, and the titles that I have been attempting to choose are Catholic Classics.  Two of the titles that I have listened to during the past couple of weeks are commonly known by most folks: The Divine Comedy by Dante and Utopia by Thomas More. The titles have inspired me to Continue Reading →

Recovering Catholics and The Flytes

It was toward the end of a hot day. I was in the midst of a “small talk” conversation of sorts with an acquaintance, and the topic of religion came to the surface. Of course, when pondering the conversation, I can’t help but think that it was a peculiar topic to randomly come up amongst two strangers. However, the topic did somehow naturally develop between acquaintances when my fellow conversationalist told me that he had Continue Reading →

Catholic Novel Tells the Tale of Two Orphans — and the Beauty of Redemption | Daily News | NCRegister.com

BY ELLA HADACEK 07/23/2016 Comment We’ll Never Tell Them By Fiorella de Maria Ignatius, 2015 252 pages, $16.95 To order: ignatius.com, (800) 651-1531   In We’ll Never Tell Them, Fiorella de Maria draws readers into the the lives of Kristjana and Liljana, two Maltese orphans. At a crucial turning point in her life, Kristjana, a nurse living in modern-day London, leaves her life in England behind and seeks refuge working in a Catholic hospital in Continue Reading →

Can We Stop Kidding Ourselves About “I’m Personally Opposed, But”? |Blogs | NCRegister.com

BY CARRIE GRESS 07/24/2016  Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/1498–1543), “Sir Thomas More” In 1984, after much interior laboring over the thorny issue of abortion, Catholic Governor Mario Cuomo delivered the speech that would free Catholics from being swaddled in Church teaching while liberating them to cuddle up to pro-abortion policy. The New York Governor conceived the hair-splitting notion that amounted to – “I’m personally opposed to abortion, but politically pro-choice.” Born of a desire to appear to Continue Reading →