The above political motto of the great martyr and regenerator of Ecuador, President Gabriel Garcia Moreno, rings today truer & needier than ever.
It is a motto also that encapsulates Moreno’s personal rule, that men who aspire to be saints can make their own, editing it in order to rule their own state in life and spiritual temperament.
(Click here to edit this document for oneself.)
It is practically unthinkable that Pope Francis (more…)
Yes, if Pope Leo XIII will have anything to say about it yet.
[image is of Columbus (left) in the chapel, at the altar – Alcazar, Seville]
Bl. Franz Jägerstätter (1907-1943)
Layman and martyr
Franz Jägerstätter was born on 20 May 1907 in St Radegund, Upper Austria, to his unmarried mother, Rosalia Huber, and to Franz Bachmeier, who was killed during World War I. After the death of his natural father, Rosalia married Heinrich Jägerstätter, who adopted Franz and gave the boy his surname of Jägerstätter in 1917. (more…)
For those paying attention, it is reported in a few reliable places that the 300-page report prepared by three Cardinals to investigate the “Vatileaks” scandals has to do with the need (more…)
“Frodo Versus Robespierre” by Joseph Pearce – on a new independent film by Navis Pictures, The War of the Vendée
“If a thing is worth doing at all, it’s worth doing badly”, once said G. K. Chesterton. And now Joseph Pearce, about an astoundingly simple new independent film.
“This paradoxical witticism of Chesterton [continues Pearce] was on my mind as I sat down to watch The War of the Vendée, a new film about the forgotten martyrs of the French Revolution.” (more…)
“We are not greater than our Fathers” … not, that is, at Le Barroux, near Avignon, where the Benedictine community founded forty years ago has flourished in strict observance of the Rule and in love of the ancient liturgical tradition of the Roman Church
Except for the gaff about “schism” and a few other unexplained or mischaracterized events — to be expected in telling decades of history in a few hundred words or less — it is a very moving and informative story.