My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney

For those unaware, the Australian Government has issued a ban on any nonessential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. In response to this, the Archdiocese of Melbourne has suspended all public Masses indefinitely. Many of my closest friends live in Melbourne, and after hearing about what it’s been like there over the past 24 … Continue reading My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney

Bringing back the 12 Days of Christmas

Several years ago I discovered a delightful little book called The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England, full of tidbits and instructions about life in Austen's day. (Side note: if you're a Jane Austen fan you should seriously consider getting it.) However, the chapter that captured my attention most was the last: … Continue reading Bringing back the 12 Days of Christmas

How father absence is affecting our marriage prospects

A reader just put me onto this very enjoyable rant by Suzanne Venker in the Washington Examiner. I understand last Sunday was Father's Day in the USA (in Australia it falls in September); this op-ed addresses the issue of fatherlessness and father absence in America, hitting on some very poignant universal truths, in my opinion: … Continue reading How father absence is affecting our marriage prospects