The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion   By Avellina Balestri

The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion By Avellina Balestri

Edmund Campion was born on January 24, 1540, the son of a London book-seller on Paternoster Row near St. Paul’s Cathedral. Perhaps it was partly due to being reared among books that young Edmund was instilled with a love of learning early on. He become a star pupil at Christ Hospital School, at age 13, when the Catholic Queen Mary I came to make a visit to the city in August of 1553, he was chosen to deliver an welcome address to her. He went on to win a scholarship to St. John’s College in Oxford, becoming a junior fellow by 1557. Continue reading The Diamond of England: The Mission and Martyrdom of St. Edmund Campion By Avellina Balestri

The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes” By Avellina Balestri

The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes” By Avellina Balestri

Our story opens in Renaissance Italy. Tyrone Power stars as Captain Orsini, an unlikely hero who starts out as an envoy of the power-hungry Cesare Borgia. Climbing the ladder of success by any means necessary in order to bury his humble beginnings, Orsini believes that he has found the true fulfillment of his life. Continue reading The Eyes of the Heart: A Movie Review of “Prince of Foxes” By Avellina Balestri

Gambling for Eternity: An Analysis of the Apologetics Argument of “Pascal’s Wager” by Avellina Balestri

Gambling for Eternity: An Analysis of the Apologetics Argument of “Pascal’s Wager” by Avellina Balestri

“Pascal’s Wager” is a famous and controversial argument in favor of the existence of God often used by Christian apologetics. It has been called the potentially weakest or potentially strongest argument available when debating with an atheist Continue reading Gambling for Eternity: An Analysis of the Apologetics Argument of “Pascal’s Wager” by Avellina Balestri