COOKERY, CUISINE, AND THE SOUL by Charles A. Coulombe

COOKERY, CUISINE, AND THE SOUL by Charles A. Coulombe

We live in a culture and an era that – for all it obsesses over sexual issues – hates the body. Indeed, the very nature of those obsession, as reflected in a desire to “liberate” the individual from whatever gender he or she was in, coupled with much older effort to divorce sex entirely from procreation, shows the dualist atmosphere of our time. Continue reading COOKERY, CUISINE, AND THE SOUL by Charles A. Coulombe

TRUE AND FALSE INTERNATIONALISM II by Charles A. Coulombe

TRUE AND FALSE INTERNATIONALISM II by Charles A. Coulombe

The great St. Augustine alluded to this, when he spoke the following admirable words: ‘The whole body of Christ, the Church, now speaks in all tongues. Nay, I myself speak all tongues, for I am in the body of Christ, I am in the Church of Christ. If the body of Christ now speaks all languages, then am I in all languages. Greek is mine, Syriac is mine, Hebrew is mine, and all are mine, for I am one with all the several nations that speak them.’ During the ages of faith, the Church (which is the only source of all true progress), succeeded in giving one common language to all the nations that were in union with her. Continue reading TRUE AND FALSE INTERNATIONALISM II by Charles A. Coulombe

FINDING PEACE AMIDST CONFLICT by Charles A. Coulombe

FINDING PEACE AMIDST CONFLICT by Charles A. Coulombe

The past few days, weeks, and months have seen these United States, the World at large, and the Catholic Church (and the Orthodox Churches) passing through an extraordinary share of wars, rumours of wars, acts of terrorism and mayhem, and general nastiness above the usual range of such annoyances. Against this unpleasant backdrop, individuals are living lives with their usual rounds of death, sickness, economic difficulties, and sundry heartburn-inducing inconveniences. How, amidst all of this, are we to find at least personal peace? Continue reading FINDING PEACE AMIDST CONFLICT by Charles A. Coulombe

Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe

Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe

Christmas brings all sorts of joy, for all sorts of reasons. Readers of Dom Prosper Gueranger’s Liturgical Year will be reminded in his first volume for the season of three great historical events that took place on Christmas Day — the conversion of Clovis, the conversion of England, and the crowning of Charlemagne: “Three hundred years after [St. Augustine of Canterbury’s mass baptisms at York], God gives us another glorious event in honour of the Birth-Day of his Son. Continue reading Sacrum Imperium by Charles A. Coulombe