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Issue 009: A Month in His Heart
As the month of the Sacred Heart comes to a close, we offer you reflections upon the victories—especially the momentous occasion of the overturning of Roe v. Wade—and the further battles we must yet fight. We write of the hope and the sustenance He gives us, especially during this month of the Sacred Heart. And finally, we ask and hope that you will contribute to our first literary issue! We welcome original, unpublished submissions, including:
Short memoirs, poetry, short stories, or other creative works that showcase the Christian interior or exterior life (in whatever form that takes)
Literary analysis driven by a Catholic perspective
Catholic philosophy that addresses perspectives on the uses of literature, interpretations of classic writings, or is otherwise related to Catholic literature or writing
Submissions to the regular magazine are welcome, and the guidelines may be found on our About Page.
Thank you for your support and your readership!
In the Sacred Heart of Jesus,
On the Overturning of Roe v. Wade: Child Sacrifice Then and Now
Modern child sacrifice rests on a particular view of children: children are a burden, an obstacle to self-realization and self-fulfillment. This leads our modern society either to avoid having children or, once it has them, to try to minimize their impact on adult life. Along with Roe v. Wade, this view of children has to go.
The Physicality of the Eucharist
Do we understand that Christ is physically present before us at Mass? Do we realize this in visceral detail? How should we act accordingly? Read on here.
The Sacred Heart, City of Refuge
When Our Lord appeared to St Margaret Mary, He revealed the secrets of His Sacred Heart. What does His Heart look like? What does the tradition of the Church say about Its symbolism?
Hope for the Fallen World: St. Mary of Egypt
We, all sinners, are driven by our passions at times, and left unsatisfied. Like Mary of Egypt, those who commit habitual serious sin or suffer from some form of evil addiction are never satisfied, either. They always crave more, seek more, and hope to be satisfied, even though they are aware, at some level, that such satisfactions are only temporary.
John the Baptist and the Effeminate Herods of Today
Herod lived in a palace, dressed in soft clothes, and was shaken by every wind that blew, including the winds of public opinion and of his own illicit lusts. He was, therefore, a soft man, an effeminate man. He took his brother’s wife, and when John the Baptist told Herod that his action was unlawful, Herod threw John in prison.
Patriotic and Patriarchal: Charles De Gaulle’s Love for His Daughter
Genuine patriarchy demands a man be paternal. A man who isn’t these things is merely a “bro,” a perpetual adolescent, addicted to porn, frat parties, and video games, refusing to take responsibility, to protect, and ultimately, to love as deeply as Charles De Gaulle loved his own daughter, Anne.
Thomas More and the True Nature of Religious Freedom
The wicked demand not only the silence of the good, but increasingly, their approval and positive affirmation. Henry stood condemned not by a single word Thomas More said, but by the word More refused to say. And so More had to lose his conscience or his head. He chose the latter.