The Child is Born By Hilaire Belloc In the midwinter and the turning of the year to new things, Christendom has fixed the Mass of the Incarnation: of the divine birth, the renewal, the recovery of mankind. Those who sneer at our origins tell us that the long dark Pagan time, which ended in … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
A Merry Christmas to All and to all a poem by former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, Sir John Betjeman. https://youtu.be/AyZL9_To0_A
Ghost stories and Christmas seems like an odd mix if we don't fully appreciate the Incarnation for the supernatural event that it was. The telling of ghost stories at Christmas time is actually an age-old tradition that is sadly all but gone. It still lives, albeit on life support, on the BBC. A simple googling … Continue reading Have Yourself a Spooky Christmas?
From INFOGALACTIC: In February 1938 Stern awoke with the story in mind. Inspired by a dream that was reminiscent of the 1843 Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol, Stern wrote a 4,000 word short story called "The Greatest Gift". He began work on it in 1939 but didn't finish until 1943, and was then unable to find a publisher. He … Continue reading It’s A Wonderful Tale
From MIT for your amusement: https://youtu.be/G6fMV1UPzkg
When Luke Skywalker tossed his light saber over the cliff, my interest in the Star Wars franchise went with it. Thus, while I will not be watching the latest installment of Disney's dismal Mary Rey Sue saga, I am intrigued by The Mandalorian series. I keep hearing really good things about it. The latest … Continue reading Franchise Redeemed?
We began our Advent "preparatory" journey with Christ's command to "Stay Awake!" My brothers and sisters, WE ARE AT A CROSSROADS!! This is not unlike the crossroads Israel faced in 1 Kings 18, where we see that they had lost their awe of God. To them, He was a million miles away. They still claimed to follow Jehovah, … Continue reading
'WASHINGTON — Four exorcists have issued a joint statement asking Catholics worldwide to dedicate Dec. 6 as a day of fasting, prayer and reparation, “for the purpose of driving out any diabolic influence within the Church that has been gained as a result of recent events.” The exorcists, who have requested anonymity due to the … Continue reading Exorcists Call for Praying and Fasting this Friday, Dec. 6
A Thanksgiving Poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) The sun hath shed its kindly light, Our harvesting is gladly o’er Our fields have felt no killing blight, Our bins are filled with goodly store. From pestilence, fire, flood, and sword We have been spared by thy decree, And now with humble hearts, O Lord, We come … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!