Faith, History

The Conversion of England: a Labour of Blood, Sweat and Jacobites?

If you pick up an old pre-Vatican II, English Missal or prayer book, amongst the varieties of other beautiful prayers, liturgies and hymns, you will find at least a prayer for the conversion of England. The conversion of our country is something that good, loyal Catholics have been longing for since the dreadful day in… Continue reading The Conversion of England: a Labour of Blood, Sweat and Jacobites?

Analysis, History

Armistice Day at the Menin Gate: the Centenary and Beyond

An essay written to commemorate the re-opening of the Lion and Tusk Museum of the Rhodesian Service Association in Mount Maunganui, Tauranga, N.Z. - Linde Symonds “For God created all things that they might be: and He made the nations of the world for health; and there is no poison of destruction in them, nor… Continue reading Armistice Day at the Menin Gate: the Centenary and Beyond

Analysis

The Reactionary Case for Andy Warhol

Any casual observer of modern art can look at this very title and conclude that it is a patent miscalculation, or an utter absurdity that the visionary leader and Ace of American modernism, Andy Warhol, who’s name is a synonymous with pop art, a name that suddenly invokes an immediate image in everyone’s mind, would… Continue reading The Reactionary Case for Andy Warhol

Analysis, Faith

The Crisis of Agnosticism

In the modern world, many individuals find that they are spiritually conflicted. Undesiring to be religious, while also holding a disdain for blatant atheism, these persons may identify as agnostic. Agnosticism is the belief that, since one may not empirically prove nor disprove the existence of the divine, it is irrational to profess faith. This is not the same as atheism, which is denial of (a) divine being(s).

Analysis, Faith

The Saturnian Sickle and the Babylonian Hammer

Too often, we see the hammer and sickle raised up in the streets of America. This symbol embodies Communism, both its violent reign in the USSR (and Maoist China, and so on) and its present existence as a bourgeoisie academic fascination. Much irony can be found in the reality that most modern-day Communists, at least… Continue reading The Saturnian Sickle and the Babylonian Hammer