• Deviant Rising by Alexander Barnes and Christopher Preiman By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 20, 2018

    DEVIANT RISING BY ALEXANDER BARNES AND CHRISTOPHER PREIMAN

    The Helix was created to revolutionize the way we communicate. But even the purest of intentions can spawn terrible evil. This wasn't...

  • Loyola Kids Book of Catholic Signs & Symbols by Amy Welborn By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 19, 2018

    LOYOLA KIDS BOOK OF CATHOLIC SIGNS & SYMBOLS BY AMY WELBORN

    For centuries people learned about the Christian faith through paintings, sculptures, objects, and gestures. Simple images still convey...

    Sculpture, School, Painting, Concept
  • Scott warned Julie against going to the pool By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 18, 2018

    SCOTT WARNED JULIE AGAINST GOING TO THE POOL

    She was sorry she ignored him when a were-possum wouldn't let her out of the water. If only she'd brought Scott's sword cane! Good...

  • Like a Marriage Retreat in a Book: Reviewing For Better, For Worse, For God By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 17, 2018

    LIKE A MARRIAGE RETREAT IN A BOOK: REVIEWING FOR BETTER, FOR WORSE, FOR GOD

    I first reviewed this book in 2009, but still recommend it a lot, especially to people who can't make it to the Beyond Cana retreat....

    Designer, Design, Body
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 17, 2018

    IT IS A HUMAN WEAKNESS OF OURS TO BE ALWAYS CRYING OUT FOR COMPLETE NOVELTY

    It is a human weakness of ours to be always crying out for complete novelty, an entire disservice from our past. Our old traditions...

    History
  • Morgens in Holland By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 17, 2018

    MORGENS IN HOLLAND

    Morgens in Holland , Edward B. Gordon

  • Our Lady of Sorrows By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 15, 2018

    OUR LADY OF SORROWS

    William-Adolphe Bouguereau , Pietà, 1876 Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many is Israel and for a sign that...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 14, 2018

    DREAM OF THE HOLY ROOD, TRANSLATED BY ANTHONY ESOLEN

    I am not a poetry lover but this might be my favorite poem of the few I do like. I just love it. As today is the Exaltation of the...

    Works, Jewel
  • Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 14, 2018

    FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

    Exaltation of the Cross, Russian icon Some time ago I read Anthony Esolen's commentary in Magnificat about the elevation of the cross...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 13, 2018

    GREAT FIRST LINE - MARK TWAIN

    You don't know about me without you have read a book by the name of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; but that ain't no matter. Mark Twain,...

  • Afternoon with Wyeth, Belinda Del Pesco By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 13, 2018

    AFTERNOON WITH WYETH, BELINDA DEL PESCO

    Afternoon with Wyeth , Belinda Del Pesco I really like N.C. Wyeth's illustrations, as you may recall. I was interested to see that...

    Illustration, Artist
  • A delightful confection from Bollywood: Barfi! By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 12, 2018

    A DELIGHTFUL CONFECTION FROM BOLLYWOOD: BARFI!

    Let's get this out of the way up front. "Barfi" brings up a really unfortunate word association for Americans. Perhaps it will help...

    Works, Film, Body
  • September 11: Still We Mourn By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 11, 2018

    SEPTEMBER 11: STILL WE MOURN

    The northeast face of Two World Trade Center after being struck by plane in the south face. Via Wikipedia It still hurts. I guess this...

    Video
  • Rafael Sabatini - Entertaining, Intelligent Swashbuckling By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 11, 2018

    RAFAEL SABATINI - ENTERTAINING, INTELLIGENT SWASHBUCKLING

    I discovered Rafael Sabatini through audio of his two most popular books, Scaramouche and Captain Blood. I didn't realize for some...

    Works, Print
  • Feast of the Nativity of Mary By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 8, 2018

    FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF MARY

    Responsory Prayer from today's readings Let us celebrate today, with great devotion, the birth of Mary, the every-virgin Mother of...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 7, 2018

    ROMANS, CHRISTIANS, AND VIRGINITY

    It would be hard to estimate, I think, how much of its unpopularity in Roman society the Christian faith owed to its tradition of virginity....

  • Saint Cecilia with an Angel, Gentileschi By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 7, 2018

    SAINT CECILIA WITH AN ANGEL, GENTILESCHI

    Saint Cecilia with an Angel , Orazio Gentileschi

  • On My Way to Amsterdam, Edward B. Gordon By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 6, 2018

    ON MY WAY TO AMSTERDAM, EDWARD B. GORDON

    On My Way to Amsterdam , Edward B. Gordon

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 6, 2018

    CATHOLICS' STANDARD OF PURITY

    The world knows that Catholics have a high standard of purity. But the world is not going to be impressed unless it is assured that...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Sep 6, 2018

    LETTER TO POPE FRANCIS FROM CATHOLIC WOMEN. AND ALSO CATHOLIC MEN

    We write to you, Holy Father, to pose questions that need answers. We are Catholic women deeply committed to our faith and profoundly...