Fighting the Culture War

“Jesus, Mary, Get Me There!”

Introduction When a society no longer respects and honors the fighting men willing to shed their blood for its principles, the fault lies not with the fighting men but with society itself. Ingratitude is a subtle vice, but a vice … Continue reading

Knights in Shining Armor

America has the most modern army in the world, yet millions flock to see youthful dreams of medieval jousting become reality. Medieval Times are unique restaurants that attract almost 2,200 people a day. Since opening their first “castle” in 1983, … Continue reading

Striking the Right Cord

Next year will be the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. It was an event that marked our country and its influence is felt over four decades later with noise some call music that is piped into almost every public place in … Continue reading

The Bigness Thing

Everything has to be big: We live in big houses in big cities, go to work in big cars on superhighways to reach our big businesses where we try to make big money.It’s no secret. Americans have a thing about … Continue reading

A Postmodern Meditation on Death

Of all Catholic meditations, none is more wholesome than that on death. Catholic authors like Saint Alphonsus Liguori wrote passionately and extensively on the subject; modern homiletics seems to avoid it like the plague. The topic remains ever timely nevertheless. … Continue reading

Funerals With Distinction

As the number of carriage companies in America grows, so do the number of Horse-Drawn Funerals. That such a thing exists in a post-industrial nation like the United States represents another paradox that can be found only in America. A … Continue reading

The Reigning Monarch of Instruments

The Wanamaker is not only the world’s largest organ, it is also the largest musical instrument on earth. Moreau Claude, an organist from Paris, appreciates such things. After all, he has a beautiful organ in his own home and has … Continue reading

Only in America…

It must have been a sight to see. Our guide seemed delighted retelling the story of a man so awed by the ornate, seventeenth-century gilded carriage that he could not resist the urge. He just had to sit in it. … Continue reading

Longwood Gardens, “A little piece of heaven”

VISIT LONGWOOD GARDENS ON THE WEB The facts are staggering. Here you will find the greatest and the most in nearly every conceivable category: 1,050 acres of gardens containing exquisite flowers and majestic trees, twenty different outdoor gardens, twenty indoor … Continue reading

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