The foundation of everything

“He knew that, at the foundation of everything, were moral principles.” What is the definition of humanitarian? I ask because many Western political leaders have claimed to act in accordance with humanitarian principles. So armed with the Chambers Dictionary (1994 edition) I thought I would remind myself of the definition of this word. This is…

Novus Ordo

“But if in the liturgy the communion of faith no longer appears, nor the universal unity of the Church and of history, nor the mystery of the living Christ, where is it that the Church still appears in her spiritual substance?” Josef Cardinal Ratzinger, autobiography, ‘La Mia Vita’ 1997 (Pope Benedict XVI) The Fatima Priest…

A trip to Japan

  In August 2005 I visited a lifelong friend in the old coastal town of Kamakura in Japan. We had not seen each other in years and it was good to finally meet up in a different country. He was by now married with children and my short stay was pleasant for we had time…

Pax

“The source of peace is resignation to the will of God: to do what is in our power and leave the rest to the care of Divine Providence – have the confidence of a child toward its best mother.” Saint Maximilian Kolbe.   N.B. Saint Maximilian Kolbe gave up his life for another at Auschwitz.

Faith

  Underneath an unexpected sky, the sodden ground grows darker. In a nearby hedgerow a translucent leaf lies abandoned, while a searching breeze caresses spindly branches. Likewise, our souls are sought by a divine wind, seeking faith, rest and love. It is time to pray, don’t despair. (Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this blog and/or photographs without express…

The Script

  Q. Was Voltaire a Freemason? A. Yes, he was persuaded by Benjamin Franklin to become a Freemason a month before he died in Paris. Q. Was Freemasonry responsible for the French Revolution? A. Some of the most prominent members of the French Revolution were Freemasons. Q. Who were they? A. Voltaire, Marquis de Lafayette,…