Calculating the Value of a Few Good Souls

Giles Milton’s, Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a very interesting book with a lot of lessons for all who are engaged in today’s Culture War. At first glance, such a conclusion might not be obvious, but it will hopefully … Continue reading

The Conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne

Alphonse Ratisbonne was a young Jew from a family of well-established bankers in Strasbourg, France. He also was socially prominent due to his wealth and blood-ties to the Rothschild. In 1827, Alphonse’s older brother, Thèodore, converted to Catholicism and entered … Continue reading

The Original Knight in Shining Armor

Saint George was a martyr, a patron of England and suffered at or near Lydda, also known as Diospolis, in Palestine probably before the time of Constantine. According to the very careful investigation of the matter instituted by Father Delehaye, … Continue reading

Dona Cesarina, an Enemy of TFP

“I don’t like the motto of your society,” quipped Dona Cesarina (see footnote), an acquaintance I had not seen in many years, as I met her by chance near the Conde Prates Building. Dona Cesarina is still a young grandmother … Continue reading

The Grandeur of the King Dignifies the Cook

Consider the aerial view of Windsor Castle shown in the upper picture. The first impression one has is of a setting for a fairy tale—the immensity of the edifice, the marvelous variety of its parts, the delicacy and strength affirmed … Continue reading

A Call to Chivalry in Ireland 2010

From July 4-11 the Irish Society for Christian Civilization held their 4th annual Call to Chivalry Camp. As in previous years, the program was held in the peaceful atmosphere of Mount St. Joseph’s Cistercian Abbey in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. This … Continue reading

Saint John Fisher: Catholic Hero Amid Softness

Saint John Fisher was a martyr, cardinal and bishop of Rochester, England. Henry VIII ordered him beheaded out of hatred for both the Catholic faith and the primacy of the Roman Pontiff in the sixteenth century. He was entirely isolated … Continue reading