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  • Friends of the Cross

    “Jesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.”   G.K. Chesterton I think we can all agree that the constant trouble aspect to the life of a Christian is, well, troublesome; yet, it is good to know that Our Lord is aware of our troubles and sufferings, is aware of the crosses we…

  • The Art of Stained Glass

    This past Sunday, J. David took this picture (above) of the stained glass window of the the Nativity in St. Peter Church, Steubenville, Ohio. That window, and another fifteen (plus), that perch high on the walls of that beautiful church, were crafted in Germany over one hundred years ago. I cannot imagine the innumerable eyes that have beheld their beauty…

  • Laughter and Good Red Wine

    “Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!” ―Hilaire Belloc   I have always found it so, too, that wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, as in, Italy, or at the table of my parents, there is laughter and good red wine. Benedicamus Domino. •SCF

  • Fellowship in a Utilitarian World

    “Comradeship and serious joy are not interludes in our travel; but… rather our travels are interludes in comradeship and joy, which through God shall endure for ever. The inn does not point to the road; the road points to the inn. And all roads point at last to an ultimate inn, where we shall meet Dickens and all his characters;…