Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Don

St. Don Bosco (John Bosco), was an Italian Roman Catholic priest of the Latin Church, educator and writer ofthe 19th century. At the age of nine, Don Bosco had the first, great dream which marked his entire life. He saw a multitude of very poor boys who play and blaspheme. A Man of majestic appearance told him: With meekness and […]

Evangelization in the Modern World-Part Three: The Edge

Evangelization in the Modern World-Part Three: The Edge The universal call to evangelization (as explained in the first part of this series), must be preceded by a fulfillment of the universal call to holiness. The second part focused on the means, especially the modern means, by which we can bring others to Christ. The purpose […]

One of the Most Rational Men to Have Lived

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, author of the Summa Theologica, and arguably one of the most rational and precise men that ever lived. A philosopher and theologian St. Thomas Aquinas was born circa 1225 in Roccasecca, Italy. Combining the theological principles of faith with the philosophical principles of reason, he ranked […]

Be God propitious to this drinker

I was doing a little reading when I came across the story of St. Columbanus, and he is awesome. Allow me to just list some of cool miracles. Miracles: He destroyed a vat of beer being prepared for a pagan festival by breathing on it. To obtain food for a sick brother monk, he cured the wife of the donor. Once when […]

Thoughts on Leisure, Smoke, and Beautiful Living

Brothers, This Christmas break I was blessed to be wed, and so did not write anything. So a re-introduction may be required–The fine folks at The Catholic Dormitory have graciously accepted my request to write occasional thoughts on the website. And, since I am a tobacconist (as well as a student), naturally I thought that […]

The Devout Life

An Introduction to the Devout Life”, is a work intended to lead “Philothea”, the soul living in the world, into the paths of devotion, that is to say, of true and solid piety. Every one should strive to become pious, and “it is an error, it is even a heresy”, to hold that piety is incompatible with any state of life. In the first part the St. […]

8 Things You Didn’t Know About Abortion

Yesterday marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion. While it may make some people uncomfortable to talk about, abortion is an incredibly important issue and one that is surrounded by a large amount of misinformation and ignorance. With that said, here are eight things most people […]