Category: Restoration Reader

First Pledge of Blithesome May

St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church Yesterday, Front Porch Republic featured a poem by James Russell Lowell, “To the Dandelion”, which joyfully describes the flower as fringing “the dusty road with harmless gold.” ...

Simplicity Leaves Room for God

St. John before the Latin Gate On the occasion of his 61st birthday, David Warren reminisces about the quiet retreats he has been blessed to occupy, striving always for a life apart from the...

Look Up, Take a Stand, Be a Hero

Pope St. Pius V “Fr.” Peter Carota of Traditional Catholic Priest documents the magnificent accomplishments of Pope St. Pius V in a papacy of only six years. Some people are missing.  Hilary Jane Margaret...

All Francis Friday

St. Athanasius Sandro Magister compares Francis’ treatment of communion for the divorced and remarried to Paul VI’s handling of contraception and concludes, “The overall effect of Francis’s strategy is a driving crescendo of anticipations...

And Send You a Joyful May

Sts. Philip and James Elena Maria Vidal at Fountain of Elias recalls a lovely religious themed May Day carol from her Catholic school days in “Month of May, Month of Mary.” Mother’s Day will...

My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice

St. Catherine of Siena Forced by throat surgery to not talk, the author of this piece discovered that he began to truly listen to his wife and child, not just hear them.  And it...

Though It is Late

St. Peter of Verona Thomas Storck reflects on the missed opportunities to change the American culture in this Ethika Politika essay, noting the failure to fight against corrupt American principles even as far back...

The Emptiness of Big

St. Paul of the Cross The near and dear, the small and lovable:  Anthony Esolen praises little things in this FPR piece, “Something Better than a Giant”. From creation to the return to ashes,...

All Francis Friday

Easter Friday Facing the upcoming canonizations, the trad world pretty much feels like it’s Holy Week all over again.  In “The Last Pope-King”, Sandro Magister states firmly that Francis wanted John XXIII canonized with...

Our Lady Knew and Trusted

Easter Thursday The beautiful custom of Saturdays being dedicated to Our Lady began in medieval times.  Tradition in Action explains the symbolic significance. Roman Catholic World presents a short piece on St. George with...