Monthly Archives: January 2020


Tensions Between Poland and Russia


I really felt that I had to share this interesting exchange of e-mails that I had with a good friend in Poland in the wake of my recent article in Catholic World Report about the rising tension between Poland and Russia. It will make more sense if the article is read first. Here’s the link to it which I sent to my friend, thereby stimulating our discussion.

Tensions Between Poland and Russia2020-01-31T14:37:44+00:00

Who was T. S. Eliot’s True Love?


T. S. Eliot's letters to his first love, Emily Hale, have just been released by Princeton University, sparking much controversy. What do they tell us about the women in Eliot's life? Who was his true love? Here are my conclusions.

Who was T. S. Eliot’s True Love?2020-01-28T08:43:28+00:00

Ladydale Diary


Today is the feast day of St. Francis de Sales, patron saint of writers and journalists, which leads me to make a confession. I confess that I don’t feel any particular affection or affiliation with my patron, though I obviously treat him with the deference and reverence he deserves and commands as a saint of the Church. It’s not his holiness that leaves me cold (obviously!) but the tone and tenor of his writing. It strikes me as fluffy and florid, and even feminine. No wonder he was a hit with the ladies!

Ladydale Diary2020-01-28T04:38:11+00:00

Auschwitz: Playing the Blame Game


On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a war of words is being fought in Europe over who was responsible for World War Two and its atrocities.

Auschwitz: Playing the Blame Game2020-01-28T04:34:51+00:00
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