Category: Restoration Reader

Appreciate the Sublime

St. Boniface This short Nobility piece makes clear that we cannot expect a great civilization as long as we laud the ugly:  “To the degree that members of social units appreciate the sublime together,...

Be Vigilant

St. Francis Caracciolo When is making a carbine your first line of home defense the right choice? Jim Grant of Guns.com explains, via Lew Rockwell. Compassion training for the self-absorbed:   The Atlantic reports...

The Aspirations of Mankind

The industrialization of whiskey.  Jeffrey Polet tours and tastes Scottish whiskey and learns to appreciate the cooper, in this wistful piece for Front Porch Republic. Comprehensive but still entry-level:  According to Mother Earth News,...

All Francis Friday

St. Joan of Arc According to this still-developing  Novus Ordo Watch report, Francis may be organizing a third Council of Nicea to take place in 2025. Who exactly is Sister Fernanda Barbiero?  Rorate has...

From Barrenness to Fecundity

Ascension Thursday “The Bees Needs”:  a fascinating report on the intricate manner in which pollinators and plant species work together to ensure fecundity, via Resilience. Despite the agonizing march of entropy, the exhaustion, and...

About War: Much Sobering Truth

St. Augustine of Canterbury “Our ‘leaders,’ seem now dedicated to a megalomaniacal lust for domination,” says Clyde Wilson in this excellent Chronicles essay on the discouraging history of the US war habit. Tradition in...

All Francis Friday

Just Like a Sporting Event for the Elite:  The Eponymous Flower reports in “The Agape of the Courtiers” the news that Francis’ PR lady, Francesca Chaouqui, sold tickets for 18,000 euros for rooftop seats...

At the Pinnacle of All Beauty

“While we cannot quantify the action of grace in history, we can observe those selfless acts of virtue that brought about amazing transformations in society,” explains this short Nobility essay, which helps us recognize...