Hanukah: Prequel to the Gospels

By Adam E. Frey / November 28, 2013 /

Ever wonder why Catholics insist on keeping the books of the Maccabees in her bibles while everyone else keeps throwing them out? It’s a pretty wild story, one far better than George Lucas could cook up! Never look at hanukkah the same after this muse by Major Frey.

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A Conversation with Pasquino

By John M. DeJak / June 16, 2013 /

Reproduced here, dear reader, is a conversation I had the other day with a longtime resident of Rome, Pasquino. While I conversed with him for awhile, I did not tape-record our conversation nor did I take copious notes–as that would have been rude. Since I did speak candidly and at length with him, however, on a great…

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Roma Obscura: Bees, Brigands, and the Head of an Apostle

By John M. DeJak / June 15, 2013 /

In the small amounts of free time that I’ve had in Rome, I must admit that I have tried to stay away from the big places. Of course, I made a visit to the major basilicas–one feels the need to visit these chief shrines of the Church of Rome–but I must be getting old because I…

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Roman Journal: (A bit more than a) Mid-Point Report

By John M. DeJak / June 14, 2013 /

Greetings all, from Borgo Santo Spirito 4:  The Curia of the Society of Jesus (see below right). Already I am following in the footsteps of the great Hilaire Belloc who broke every vow he made on day 2 of his Roman pilgrimage. Instead of giving you a daily update, I am giving you an update a…

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On Pilgrimages

By John M. DeJak / June 6, 2013 /

One hundred twelve years ago this month, Hilaire Belloc left his wife and several children (5, I believe) back in England while he made a pilgrimage across the continent to Rome for the Feast of SS. Peter and Paul. He began in his old garrison town where he served a stint in a French artillery…

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Plenitudo temporis

By John M. DeJak / December 26, 2011 /

Ed. Note. The Wanderer Forum Foundation is pleased to be able to present to you the homily of Rev. Peter M.J. Stravinskas for Christmas 2011 at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan. We would like to acknowledge Father’s generosity in sharing this and we reproduce it here for your edification as you continue in your…

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