Poetry

Three Popes

By Graham Kings Introduction The phrase “Electoral College” has been much discussed recently around the election of the new President of the United States of America. An older “Electoral College,” the Pap... Read More...

Poems by Maurice Baring

By Chip Prehn The first time I read anything by Maurice Baring (1874-1945), I knew deep down that I had “met” a writer unlike any I had experienced before. I had bumped up against an artistic mind and talent... Read More...

Caregivers

By Patrick Twomey We see the placards in front of hospitals and clinics: HEROES WORK HERE! The doctors, nurses, and all medical professionals on the frontline of treating COVID-19 patients deserve our pra... Read More...

The Blessed Virgin: The Air we Breathe

By Mac Stewart I recently came across a rather marvelous gem from the 19th-century Jesuit poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins. It is a poem entitled “The Blessed Virgin compared to the Air we Breathe.” While Marian ... Read More...

Christ the Lily of Humanity

By Mark Clavier There’s an old tradition of finding Easter in nature. This can be seen especially in Christian poetry, perhaps most famously in Venantius Honorius Fortunatus’ 6th-century Easter hymn, “Hail T... Read More...

Esther

Who is this woman, framed by arches?