An Irish Poem for Our Times

It has been a while since we had any poetry around here. At the library last week, I found a book of Irish religious poetry, and on a whim took it home. Religious poetry is a somewhat rare sub-genre, I would think: that’s why I had to check out the book. One of the poems…

Book Review: Those Terrible Middle Ages

The Middle Ages is privileged material: one can say what one wants about it with the quasi-certitude of never being contradicted. –Régine Pernoud Now the center of my studies on Catholic liturgical tradition, under my magnifying glass to determine what the phrase “Christian Culture” really means, the Age of Faith (a.k.a. Middle Ages) has become my obsession and object…

Fear Not!

While I am waiting for my own family to grow and for children to come, I enjoy teaching, tutoring, coaching and mentoring other people’s students in all manner of topics and interests. Over and over I see what I call “The Great Oz Syndrome,” and it makes me laugh and cry at the same time. Hopefully…