Torn from Family and Home

Note: Here is a made-up narrative of a Spanish attack on a village of Pueblo Indians in New Mexico in the late 1500s or 1600s. It is a historical fiction. However, invasions similar to the depiction below did happen. In the late 16th century, most Pueblos had never seen a horse or a metal implement before. Many were killed or made slaves; their food storages … Continue reading Torn from Family and Home

8 Spices and Herbs with Great Health Benefits

In a modern age where the medical professionals often prescribe some form of drugs for many ailments, some doctors and patients have begun re-exploring natural remedies. By “natural remedies,” we are referring to anything provided by Nature that is scientifically known to attack or ward off entities that could be hazardous to one’s health. There are many non-synthetic chemicals in various flora that have such … Continue reading 8 Spices and Herbs with Great Health Benefits

Bishop Barron Talks Star Wars on First Sunday of Lent

+JMJ+ Robert Barron is a Catholic bishop who (like St. Maximilian Kolbe) has used the media for the education and promotion of the Catholic faith. He’s known as an author, speaker, theologian, and TV series host, among other titles. He likely best known for the Word on Fire. This year, Bishop Barron is releasing brief thought pieces for the Gospel readings on each day of … Continue reading Bishop Barron Talks Star Wars on First Sunday of Lent

The Classic Days of Radio: A Medium for Everything

The radio (another mass communications medium which has become just slightly obsolete with the digital dawn of thousands of podcasts and websites like iTunes) was a revolutionary breakthrough at the time of its conception. Nowadays, if I use the radio it’s while I am in the car driving somewhere. But back in the day, it was a machine which embodied, among other elements, the right … Continue reading The Classic Days of Radio: A Medium for Everything

An Ironic Bible Passage I Found on Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the liturgical season of Lent. My main Lenten observance this year is going to be daily readings of the Scriptures. So I obviously started performing this practice today. I was searching for an Old Testament book which I was unfamiliar with (and which also didn’t look like one long history lesson). Eventually, I came to the Book of Judith. … Continue reading An Ironic Bible Passage I Found on Ash Wednesday

Who Was St. Valentine?

When couples young and old go out on a date on Valentine’s Day, almost none of them consider who Valentine was. People often don’t even make the connection that St. Valentine was a real person. In today’s society, a valentine is seen as a thing, usually a card or present given on Valentine’s Day, not a flesh and blood man. It comes as no surprise … Continue reading Who Was St. Valentine?