Tuesday, December 29, 2009

From Ignatius Insight Scoop

an article by Taylor Caldwell I read over
thirty-five years ago, about a young couple

and unexpected aid they received during
a dangerous escape:

The Miracle at the Berlin Wall.

Originally posted 1/20/09

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Priests

Singing Andrew Lloyd Webber's Pie Jesu

Friday, November 13, 2009

From Ken Hill's Phantom of the Opera

While Floating High Above.

Happy Birthday Monsieur Gerard!

Gerard Butler, aka the Phantom, that is! =)

Screencap from


An extraordinary offering from EWTN:

Available from their Audio Library:

The Quest for Shakespeare, with Joseph Pearce. (link)

If you haven't caught the program on tv, here's your
chance to listen in.

Originally posted: 4/22/09

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Am waiting on

How Christ Sent Twenty-three
Surprised Converts to Replant
His Vineyard

just released from Ignatius Press...

Can't wait!

(Shhh! One's a Christmas present=)

Congratulations to PhatCatholic!

and his new bride!

There's a beautiful video (with
great music!), posted from their
wedding day, too...

Best wishes always and
God bless you both!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thank you to whoever translated
this blog into (what I believe is)...

Greek. =)

Originally posted 9/16/09 =)

Best wishes and many blessings...

to Dawn Eden!

Catholic convert, prolife champion, and
blogger extraordinaire since 2002. She's
also the author of:

The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment
While Keeping Your Clothes On,

(this edition, one of which is a happy addition
to my library shelf)...

and is also available in a Spanish language
- both permanently linked on the right-
hand side under "Books", for your convenience.

Dawn has discontinued her blog,
The Dawn Patrol, after seven years of blogging,
much of which not only detailed her conversion to
Catholicism from Judaism, and her work in the
world of rock journalism, but chronicled her
intensively concentrated pro-life work and exposes
of the pro-abortion agenda. Also quite amazing,
was the conversion of her pro-life ally and some-
times-poster The Raving Atheist, to
The Raving Theist, thanks be to God!

My thanks too, to Dawn for stopping by and
commenting here - and for being one of the first
to link to my blog, (and for keeping it linked, too!)

Dawn's blog will remain linked here as well; her
contribution to the pro-life cause has been ex-
tensive, and her work has been used as a ref-
erence many times over the years.

God bless you, Dawn, in your continued service
to our dear Lord Jesus.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Joseph Pearce is writing

a second book on William Shakespeare -

Read all about it at the

Ink Desk.

Originally posted 5/09

Dear Barbara,

Just in case you stop by here again,
I received your note - I sent you two
emails this past week from my other
account as well, so I guess you didn't
get them either...

I will write, but just wanted to let you
know ASAP that I think your idea is an
excellent one! Your mom and her work
were honored in D.C. back in 1972 -
there's no reason her enchanting poetry
shouldn't be delighting the children who
reside there now...

I will write to you soon - please keep
me apprised, too!

Originally posted in the "future" on 8/30/09

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Thinkin' of linkin'

this excellent
Concordance to the Bible,
in my sidebar...

With many thanks to:

PhatCatholic Apologetics,

for the excellent references
in theirs!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Anybody know...

if there's any truth to the story
that Steven Spielberg owns the rights
to Susan Kay's

I was not aware that he was a phan of
the story. Have read a bit of Phantom
fic since having seen the 2004 movie
this past year, & wrote a couple of reviews
over at Amazon, although not for all of
the books that I've read. My favorite is
Deception: A Phantom of the Opera Novel,

by Shirley Yoshinaka. I haven't read
much fiction lately, but was drawn to
the story & the character of Erik, who
actually has a Wikipedia write up.

A few years ago a blogger wrote quite
extensively on the similarities of a
different character and his Christian
values, although it was not a story
that dealt directly with Christianity.

More to come on the subject...

From the Carmelite Nuns...

of Japan.

Japanese Madonnas

Originally posted 2/11/06

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Saw them this weekend...

Boys Like Girls, Never Shout Never, &

The Ready Set.

Originally posted 7/20/09


From G. K. Chesterton: ILNA 29 Oct 1921

Bolshevism and Big Business
are very much alike; they are
both built on the truth that
everything is easy and simple
if once you eliminate liberty...

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Very neat drawing

of Saint Michael the Archangel,

who looks strikingly familiar...


The Art of David Myers.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Here's another from Gilbert Keith...

Chesterton (ILNA 15 July 1922):

Art is born when the temporary touches
the eternal; the shock of beauty is when the
irresistible force hits the immovable post...



I don't usually post political
commentary, but I thought
I'd state the obvious anyway.

Thanks to CC @ The Crescat
for the link.

What I'm reading

The Evidential Power of Beauty:
Science and Theology Meet,
by Thomas Dubay.

An apt presentation of the subject & its
many sub-categories, from our Creator's
tangible imaginings -

At least those He's let us know a bit about.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Click on the image

to read more about a puzzle
that tells tales by "Old Salte"
puzzle-cutter, Ted Malley...

Originally posted on 2/5/09

*More of the wonderful art

of "Titanic" proportions...

portrait artist Ylli, from
his eBay Store.

*And yes, he does family
portraits from photos, too.

Some of my favorite things

I received for my b'day this year:

1) A poem:

By Ernestine Cobern Beyer,
written for her daughters, sent to me by
her daughter Barbara (Beyer Malley),
my new adopted sister! :D


In love's most secret alchemy, divine,

I bore you. You are mine—and yet not mine.

Ancestral patterns blending with the new

Designed the special pattern that is You.

So did the present and the past devise

Your fair young face, your tender, laughing eyes!

Amazed, I look upon your grace and mirth

As might at some sweet flower the marveling earth.

Barbara is currently working on another
book of her mother's poetry, which I've loved
since I was a child. Then...

2) a link:

From Thomas - coincidentally, to the very
same poem of Ernestine's that I read when I
was a kid, called The Laughing Willow.
Thomas, I got more hits off that one link
than I have all year! XD


3) Halo :

by Beyoncé.
It's not easy, but I'm working on it:)

& forgive my unintentional omission,
but I also got...

4) a visit from dear
Saint Nick:D

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Moral Philosophy 101
with Dr. Richard Geraghty (link)
(on EWTN) recently...

Monday & Tuesday @ about
7:50 A.M; "class" lasts for about
ten minutes...

Will post more, especially if
I find him on YouTube...

Originally posted 2/9/09

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Got mine!

from Ignatius Press...

Dear and Glorious Physician,
by Taylor Caldwell -

H/T: Mom:-)

Growing up, this book, (one
of my mother's favorites) - about
St. Luke, was practically required

It has been out-of-print for a
now, so it's great to see Ignatius Press
making it available again.

Originally posted 8/2/08



Interesting question posed

from my Chesterton Yahoo group:

Why haven't Catholic pro-choice
politicians, like Joe Biden, been
excommunicated? The questioner
includes the fact that the Church has
historically been reluctant to take such

Understanding that the Church is not a
democracy, my opinion is that they cer-
tainly should do so. Having not been
originally married in the Catholic Church,
I was unable to receive Communion for
many years. So, I went to Mass & sang
in the choir, but did not receive. Thank-
fully, that problem was resolved. The
Eucharist is not to be taken lightly, & God
is not just some far-away entity that is to
be appeased on Sundays & forgotten about
the rest of the week. His Words are to be
given great deliberation, & applied to our
lives, which definitely includes what we
stand for, & how we vote.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Prolife abortion counters

can be found here. (link)

Hat tip:

Catholic Fire. (link)

Friday, April 10, 2009

The Pieta

The beautiful papercut-
ting of silhouette artist
Sister Mary Jean Dorcy

Originally posted 2/5/06


by Dan Paulos.

Print available

@Trinity Stores.

Originally posted 11/17/05

Thy Will Be Done
by Danny Hahlbolm

A reminder of His
love for us.

This artist's work
can be found at

AllPosters, linked
on the right (or click

on the picture above).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Interesting interview

posted by Carl Olson @
Insight Scoop, of Fr. Joseph
Fessio & biographer Joseph
Pearce, taped earlier this week,
on the Catholicism of William

Which happens to be the

The links to
the critique which
prompted this video
response, can be found

Yet another

from G. K. Chesterton (ILNA 8 July 1922):

It is human to err; and the only final and
deadly error, among all our errors, is denying
that we have ever erred.


Awesome job... &

Monday, February 09, 2009

Bonne idée...

n'est-ce pas? (link:)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Two classics from YouTube...

One old, one new(er)...

Dancing Queen, & Sorry, (Blame It on Me)

Originally posted 1/26/09

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


today? (link)

I thought everyone knew

that, in regard to Catholicism,

the gates of hell shall not
prevail against it.

Silly me.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

On the ninth day of Christmas

My true love gave to me...

this! :D


Pier One

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