That Unspeakably Stupid Statement

Nothing has so much vitiated the wells of friendliness as that unspeakably stupid statement of Voltaire about tolerance which is so often quoted: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Now translate that into modern language: Voltaire would say to Hitler: “I disapprove of […]

The Church Is Not in Danger

Think not that this plea for unity is born of an admission of weakness, or because I fear that the Church or religion is in danger. Certainly, the Church is not in danger, for it has the divine assurance that Christ will be with it all days even to the consummation of the world. In […]

That People Whose God Is the Lord

Let us work and pray that our people may be that nation whose God is the Lord. It is delightful to see the Congressional Committee report so strongly against Sabbath mails. I trust that you will write to every member of Congress with whom you have any influence, and do all you can to procure […]

A Poison Harmful to the Faith

Furthermore it can be said without any exaggeration whatsoever, that the majority of Masses celebrated without altar stones, with common vessels, leavened bread, with the introduction of profane words into the very body of the Canon, etc., are sacrilegious, and they prevent faith by diminishing it. The desacralization is such that these Masses can come […]

I Don’t Want to Hurrah

I never could quite enjoy being a “Conquering Hero.” No, my dear, there is something radically wrong about my Hurrahism. I can fight for a cause I know to be just, can risk my own life and the lives of those in my keeping without a thought of the consequences; but when we’ve conquered, when we’ve […]

Anglo-Saxon America vs. “Roman Politico-Religion”

This the reason why it is necessary for the truth, as to the discovery of America, to be established immediately. The near approach of the four hundredth anniversary of the landing and alleged discovery of Columbus, has revived the subject in the public mind and the floating rumours, occasionally taking concrete form in the American […]

Siege of Enniskillen Castle

Your sheriff shall be welcome but let me know his eric, that if my people should cut his head off I may levy it upon the country. Hugh Maguire, Lord of Fermanagh. Enniskillen. ¶1] Alas for him who looks on Enniskillen, with its glistening bays and melodious falls; it is perilous for us, since one […]

Sall Neuir Vex nor Molest

Apud Edinburgh, xxj May, anno 1m vc lxvij. The quhilk day, in presens of the lordis of secreit counsale, comperit Maistir Lauchlane Macklane, and made fayth, that he neuer obtenit licence of oure souerane ladie to pas to Rome for purchessing and impetratioun of the Bischoprick of the Ilis, nor na vther benefices pertening to Maister Johnne Carswell, bischope of […]

Clan Campbell Genealogy from MS 1467

genelach cloinni cailin ann so cailin og mac gille easpuig mhic cailin mhic ailin mhic neill mhic ailin moir mhic gille espuig mhic dubgaill mhic donnchaidh mhic gille easpuig mhic gille colaim renabartha mac duibne mhic duibne mhic eirenai[n] mhic meirbi mhic artuir mhic iubair*.i. righ in domain gan rusan** The genealogy of the Clan […]

Mecca of the Gael

In spiritual geography Iona is the Mecca of the Gael. It is but a small isle, fashioned of a little sand, a few grasses salt with the spray of an ever-restless wave, a few rocks that wade in heather and upon whose brows the sea-wind weaves the yellow lichen. But since the remotest days sacrosanct […]

A Royal Pedigree to Half the Population of the Country

That so many families claiming royal lineage should be found among our lowest classes is not astonishing. History tells us of change after change in the ruling dynasties of these islands, and of the advent of races the most varied in time and origin. During the last two thousand years enough kings and nobles have […]