The relaunch of my Space Opera series proceeds at a good clip. I hope to be done with the series' first installment, Faith and Empire by April's end. I'm not going to publish it right away, however. I will serialize it here on the blog, one chapter a week, beginning the first Monday in May. … Continue reading Writer’s Update
‘Nothing is more precious than time’, says St. Bernard, ‘but nothing so despised’. See these men standing hours on the street, looking at the passers-by, exchanging obscene or idle words. Ask them what they are doing, and they will say: ‘We are passing the time’. Poor, blind men, who lose so many days, but days … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 12
For the record, I'm not worried in the least about what I like to dismiss as the Kung Flu! I'm just not impressed with its body count. The regular flu has killed 18K and counting compared to the dozen or so out of three hundred Corona can boast about. The global numbers are, of … Continue reading A Cure for the Corona Virus?
"Where there is no vision, the people perish..." Proverbs 29:18 Chris Fox offers some sage advice on writing with an eye on the big picture... https://youtu.be/Mr9WJiHukhE
This Lent, Don’t Fight on the Devil’s Battlefield Every Lent, we go into battle. The Collect prayer for the Ash Wednesday Mass describes Lent as our “campaign of Christian service” where we “take up battle against spiritual evils… armed with the weapons of self-restraint.” I love that. The thought of kicking Satan in the butt and trampling on … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 9
THE HOUR OF DEATH ‘Nothing is more certain than death’, says the Idiota, ‘but nothing is more uncertain than its Hour’. a) The Certainty of Death In 150 years from now all those who are at present alive will have passed out of this world: all those who now fill the bustling streets of our … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 8
MEDITATIONS ON DEATH after the ‘Preparation for Death’, by St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori Introduction ...and that intelligent, charming young man, the life and the soul of the company, so sought after for his wit and his humour, for the elegance of his manners and the facetiousness of his conversation – where is he now? If … Continue reading Lenten Posts – 7
Father William Nicholas concludes his instruction on confession: https://youtu.be/vFYztY4nSLs