Category Archives: Religion

Declaration “Dignitas Infinita” on Human Dignity

The Vatican’s Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith has issued an important new doctrinal declaration on human dignity, approved by Pope Francis, that not only reaffirms the Catholic Church’s traditional teaching on abortion, euthanasia and assisted suicide, but also … Continue reading

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He is risen…

A happy and joyous Easter to all. TTG

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The question of life after death

Our jld left this video in a comment a few days ago. He commented that it “may not be immortality but it’s definitely weird.” That piqued my curiosity. I’m glad it did. The video is well worth watching.  The Parnis … Continue reading

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“Dear Hearts Across the Seas: A Memorial Day Prayer” by W. Patrick Lang

“For 14 hours yesterday, I was at work—teaching Christ to lift his cross by the numbers, and how to adjust his crown; and not to imagine he thirst until after the last halt. I attended his Supper to see that … Continue reading

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The Beaver Pond – A Pictorial

I know I mentioned that a pair of beavers have taken up residence in the woodland cathedral behind my house. I suspected as much last January when I noticed water on what is usually dry land while sitting on my … Continue reading

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A short biography of Saint Pierre Favre S.J.

This was written by one of our fellow correspondents from France going by the  pen name of D74. His intent was to gift this to Colonel Lang. He finished the piece with difficulty after learning of the Colonel’s passing. Rest … Continue reading

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He is risen…

A happy and joyous Easter to all. TTG

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“Today is Friday” by Ernest Hemingway

Note: This story was first published on Turcopolier by Colonel Lang in 2021 and reposted last year by Walrus. A video version was published in 2014 on the old SST site, but Colonel Lang commented that he couldn’t find it … Continue reading

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Catholic Church Repudiates the Doctrine of Discovery – TTG

5. It is in this context of listening to indigenous peoples that the Church has heard the importance of addressing the concept referred to as the “doctrine of discovery.” The legal concept of “discovery” was debated by colonial powers from … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: ten years on – TTG

ROME — On a recent Sunday, a group of young American Catholics were among thousands in St. Peter’s Square waiting for Pope Francis to deliver his weekly message. Gillian Caruso said he’s doing a great job. “He came out with … Continue reading

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