Hilary White surveys the appalling situation of post-Christian Western culture and lays out her battle plan for saving what's left of Christendom in this Orwell's Picnic post. It touches on the Charlie Hebdo story and finishes with a bit of astonishing but effective advice for dealing with Muslims from an old Coptic woman. In a related piece, Stephen Heiner pinpoints free speech as a "lie the West tells itself" in his scathing appraisal of the Je suis Charlie movement for The American in Paris.
Sad but true. Moderns need the birds and the bees explained to them. Traditional Catholic Priest launches a series on the family with this post that explains that each human has one mother and one father, no matter how much and how often the secular media talks about two mommies or two daddies, or scientists creating life in laboratories.
St. Benedict Biscop is truly a saint for our times. In this "Saint of the Day" essay from Tradition in Action, Professor Plinio Correa de Oliveira makes clear that this saint possessed manly virtues, and it was from these that he was able to embellish England's young churches with beautiful art, music, and religious festivity. Truly a fascinating insight into manliness and art.