heroes

Operation Overlord

American War Cemetery near Omaha Beach, Normandy (Colleville-sur-Mer )

Seventy years ago today, the largest invasion by armed forces in the history of the world took place as Allied forces during World War II landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The operation, code-named “Operation Overlord”, began on June 6, 1944 and continued until late August of that year when Northern France was liberated. Each year, fewer veterans from this […]

Daily Catholic Quote from J. R. R. Tolkien

Riderless Horse with boot reversed in stirrup being led in Funeral Procession at Arlington National Cemetery

“War must be, while we defend our lives against a destroyer who would devour all; but I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend.” (J. R. R. Tolkien, Faramir in The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers) […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft

  “Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces ‘nice’ people, not heroes.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock) If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend buttons […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Dr. Peter Kreeft

Dr. Peter Kreeft

  “Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces ‘nice’ people, not heroes.” (Dr. Peter Kreeft, Jesus-Shock) Please help us in our mission to assist readers to integrate their Catholic faith, family and work. Tell your […]

These are America’s Heroes?

Every four years, the world gathers to celebrate the joy of the Olympics. For 16 days, the world pauses. We all feel great pride for our home countries and cheer them on to Olympic Gold. We put these athletes up on pedestals – literally and figuratively – as we watch them break records and achieve feats we could only dream […]

The Fall of Icons

  A writer who practices his art at home does not want to turn his place of residence into a library warehouse.  And so, every so often, in order to maintain a dynamic equilibrium between acquisitions and dispersals, he must sift through his material and separate the transitory from the enduring.  It is a practice akin to gardening in which […]