• Missing Peace by N.K. Holt By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 3, 2020

    MISSING PEACE BY N.K. HOLT

    The McKay family's idyllic life in Iowa is about to implode. A mysterious rosary found by soldier John McKay in war-torn Iraq foreshadows...

  • Feast Day: St. Thomas, Apostle By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 3, 2020

    FEAST DAY: ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE

    This year, St. Thomas's feast day falls on a Friday. We know just how to celebrate, having come to know much more about the adopted...

  • The Gateway, Tangier By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 2, 2020

    THE GATEWAY, TANGIER

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, Gateway, Tangier

  • Rereading: In Conversation with God by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 2, 2020

    REREADING: IN CONVERSATION WITH GOD BY FRANCIS FERNANDEZ-CARVAJAL

    I first reviewed this in 2004, way back when I began my blog. When someone brought up A. Sertillanges the other day, I realized I knew...

    Works, Blog
  • The Banjo Lesson By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 1, 2020

    THE BANJO LESSON

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Banjo Lesson

  • Gospel of Matthew: Everyone Who Acknowledges Me By Happy Catholic   -   Jul 1, 2020

    GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: EVERYONE WHO ACKNOWLEDGES ME

    Matthew 10:26-33 Chapter 10 has Jesus' exhortation telling his followers not to be afraid. At the end of this section his comments...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 30, 2020

    JULIE AND SCOTT LOOKED FOR GRENDEL'S MOM'S LAIR BUT ENDED UP AT SIX FLAGS

    They were glad they left their armor behind. While riding the Texas SkyScreamer, they discussed Beowulf, translated by Seamus Heaney. Episode...

  • Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 30, 2020

    SAND DUNES AT SUNSET, ATLANTIC CITY

    Sand Dunes at Sunset, Atlantic City , Henry Ossawa Tanner

  • A Movie You Might Have Missed 14: How to Murder Your Wife By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 30, 2020

    A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 14: HOW TO MURDER YOUR WIFE

    It's been 10 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

    Comics
  • The Annunciation By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 29, 2020

    THE ANNUNCIATION

    Henry Ossawa Tanner, The Annunciation I have really enjoyed Henry Ossawa Tanner's art ever since I first came across it a couple of...

    Works, Painting, Art, Artist, Display
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 29, 2020

    WELL SAID: A MARKED STOP BRINGS RIGHT PERCEPTION

    Taking into account where he was, the interest that had first brought him there when he had been free to keep away, and the gentle...

  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 26, 2020

    GEORGE FLOYD, THE CATHOLIC RESPONSE, AND WHERE IT LEAVES US

    I received an email from a long-time reader who said that the recent news about George Floyd has been blasting from most news sources...

    Event, Blog
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 26, 2020

    HOW AND WHY TO COOK

    'Now, just one more question, Mrs. Appleyard,' the Editor said, hoping she would break another cookie. 'I've heard it said that a well-known...

    Painter, Painting, Mixed
  • Busy Time By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 26, 2020

    BUSY TIME

    Busy Time , Remo Savisaar

  • Mayan Ruins By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 25, 2020

    MAYAN RUINS

    Mayan Ruins, Yucatan , Robert S. Duncanson

  • A Movie You Might Have Missed 13: Bullets Over Broadway By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 25, 2020

    A MOVIE YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED 13: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY

    It's been 10 years since I began this series highlighting movies I wished more people knew about. I'm rerunning it from the beginning...

    Film, Artist
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 25, 2020

    EXILES AND FRESH FISH

    Noone who has ever lived by the sea feels quite at home when fish comes out of a can. The first thing these exiles ask for on coming...

  • Gospel of Matthew: Sharing a meal with sinners By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 24, 2020

    GOSPEL OF MATTHEW: SHARING A MEAL WITH SINNERS

    Matthew 9:9-13 After Matthew was called by Jesus, they went together to Matthew's for dinner. And the Pharisees get their knickers...

  • Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 24, 2020

    SOLEMNITY OF THE BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

    This feast, a segment of Advent in the season of Ordinary Time, makes us aware of the wonderful inner relationship between the sacred...

    History
  • By Happy Catholic   -   Jun 24, 2020

    EATING THE FOOD OF THE COUNTRY WHERE YOU HAPPEN TO BE

    For people who never live somewhere near the sea, Mrs. Appleyard has a profound pity. Fortunately most of the inland dwellers do not...

    Pattern