Numbstruck over Fatima: If you are blaming the Pope, you’re doing it wrong

By John B. Manos / August 7, 2016 /

Yesterday was First Saturday and the Feast of the Transfiguration. I tend to have a post on First Saturday, and I missed it yesterday, but it gave me a chance to consider something. Things are awful today — in the Church and without. Just look at politics and the shenanigans of the candidates. Worse, look at the inane things…

Read More

Four Year Old Lily Gets it, Do You?

By John B. Manos / May 17, 2015 /

There’s just some things that you come across and you know it’s something really special. I was glad that the Wold family let me share with you here a special story from their four year old daughter, Lily. Debra, Lily’s mom, shared on Facebook that last night after dinner, Lily got up from the table, walked…

Read More

Fire From Heaven and St. Michael’s Tears

By John B. Manos / November 10, 2013 /

Somewhere in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty there is claimed to have been placed a plaque inscribed with a passage from the sonnet The New Colossus written by Emma Lazarus.  The passage compares the two bronze statues for purpose: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land…

Read More