Author Archives: Romulus

About Romulus

I am the assistant editor of a conservative, online publication. I live in a small town in Ontario, with my wife and two children, where I work from home.

Building the New Rome

In 2005 I spent three months in Rome. In some ways I have never left. Perhaps it sounds like a commonplace to say that I “left part of myself” in the Eternal City. But the fact is, I did. I … Continue reading

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Monastic Life: A Life Without Choices?

Thou waitest for the spark from heaven! And we,    Light half-believers of our casual creeds,            Who never deeply felt, nor clearly willed    Whose insight never has borne fruit in deeds,        Whose vague resolves never have been … Continue reading

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A few (very peaceful) days at Clearcreek Monastery

Over Easter I spent a few very peaceful days at Clearcreek monastery in Oklahoma. Clearcreek is one of the only (the only?) traditional Benedictine monasteries in the United States. They are an offshoot of the Solesmes congregation, which was founded in … Continue reading

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Women Cardinals? Head of USCCB, Fr. Groeschel say it’s possible

Well, this one threw me for a loop today: but apparently it is theoretically possible for the pope to appoint women as cardinals of the Catholic Church. Who knew? Maybe it’s the rebel in me, but I think that would … Continue reading

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Canada’s new tyranny: the state’s takeover of the family

The great English writer G.K. Chesterton once wrote: “The family is the test of freedom; because the family is the only thing that the free man makes for himself and by himself.” But if what Chesterton says is true, then … Continue reading

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Life doesn’t need to be boring and ugly

In a gorgeous article over at the TheCatholicThing (which I urge you to read in full) Anthony Esolen talks about a concert he attended this past summer with the world-renowned Celtic fiddler Natalie McMaster and her husband Donnell Leahy. The … Continue reading

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What the…? The only people at the March for Life were…abortion supporters?!?

Yesterday I wrote about the always-hilarious media bias surrounding the March for Life. I said that a CNN anchor’s questioning in 2010 whether there were more pro-aborts or pro-lifers at the March for Life was probably the most laughable example … Continue reading

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Permaculture – the sustainable farm of the future?

One of the most intriguing fields right now is that of sustainable farming. It might come as a surprise to some that a pro-life conservative like me gives the time of day to the “sustainable” movement, given that so much … Continue reading

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The Father’s Tale – a book review

There’s something strangely daunting about trying to judge the value of a modern novel. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why I don’t read them. I like to joke that I never read a book unless its author has been … Continue reading

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The books I read in 2011

A couple years ago I decided to start keeping a list of all the books that I read. I don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before, and now that I am keeping such a list, I am glad … Continue reading

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