Riot Your Way to Progress

Seeing these riots, and the behaviour of the Left generally, I always think of C.S. Lewis’ Perelandra. For those who haven’t read it/ need a refresher: Satan possesses an atheistic scientist from the UK (named Weston), and has gone to Venus (called Perelandra by Venusians) to tempt the newly-created Eve of that world. An angel…

My Take on the Alt-Right

There’s a good article up on Jim’s Blog, giving his take on recent attempts to define the Alt-Right.  I don’t think there was anything in its positive content, with which I disagreed; rather, in his and other attempts to define the Alt-Right, I think a critique of human “rights” is crucially omitted. The abuse of the concept of rights is…

A Novena for the Election

Hello to all; just a short post, proposing a form for a Novena in these nine days before the election in the USA.  We are now in the Octave of Christ the King, on the traditional calendar of the Church, so a novena focused on Christ’s royal dignity as head of all states (including ours)…

Do you live in the EU?

If any readers happen to live in the EU, or know anyone who does (especially but not necessarily in Spain), there is an urgent matter, in which you may be able to aid us.  Your part in it would be very small.  Please contact us via the contact page.

Annuntio vobis gaudium…

… well, perhaps not quite so magnum, but good news nevertheless. I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted to a Catholic seminary to study for the priesthood.  As the seminary is in a foreign country, and as the notice came a bit late, I have been in a mad scramble to get many…

An Important Reminder for Friday

A reminder to all, that tomorrow, Friday the third of June, is the Feast of the Sacred Heart.  I once thought this devotion was a sappy and effeminate celebration of wuvvy-duvvy Geezus (and, as an Orthodox Christian at the time, a kind of “crypto-Nestorianism”).  But the devotion to the Sacred Heart is rooted in sublime…

Virgo Mediatrix

As we bring the month of May, Mary’s month, to a close, I thought I would honor her here while also replying to a question I received about her role as Co-Redemptrix and Mediatrix. Many misunderstand this role, of course. The Scriptures are clear that “there is but one Mediator between God and man, the…