“Lepanto” by G.K. Chesterton sheds more light on the Battle of Lepanto

“Lepanto” by G.K. Chesterton sheds more light on the Battle of Lepanto

(Crisis)—On Sunday, October 7th, in the year of Our Lord 1571, an outnumbered, fragile coalition of small Christian states and one small part of a big Christian state defeated an empire at sea just off the coast of Greece. All of Europe rejoiced at the time, even the Christian states that refused help. Now, among the…
The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved the Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

The Battle of Lepanto: The Battle that Saved the Christian West and A Lesson for Our Times

On October 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, more than on any other feast day, I feel especially emboldened in faith and hope, no matter what may be the anti-common sense, anti-life, anti-Christian news of the day!  The reason is simple.  The power of praying the Rosary was manifest in such a…
Modern-Day Saint Maximillian Kolbe:  In France, A Catholic Soldier Murdered by a Terrorist offered his life in exchange for a hostage

Modern-Day Saint Maximillian Kolbe: In France, A Catholic Soldier Murdered by a Terrorist offered his life in exchange for a hostage

Crisis Magazine—Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame (44) has become famous overnight. His family could well have done without his fame, since it came at such a cost—the sacrifice of his own life. He offered himself as a hostage in exchange for a wife and mother who was held captive by the terrorist Radouane Lakdim. Lakdim had…