[This obituary is from Legacy.com.] Reverend Wilfredo T. Comellas, 49, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital, Raceland, La., after an illness.Father Comellas, son of Wilfredo Tomas and the late Justa A. Comellas, was born in Havana, Cuba, on April 16, 1964. His father, Wilfredo Tomas, a political prisoner of […]

The American people have a choice In this our solemn quadrennial mess: Socialist one, pro-abortion, smooth voice Or number two, pro-abort, L-D-S. The Evil Party loves contraception, Makes it the role of employer to pay. The Stupid Party has this conception: Onanism’s great the free market way. Each ticket boasts a Roman Catholic veep. (Papistical […]

(This was written in preparation for a series of conferences on vocations and states in life that I gave at Saint Benedict Center in the Spring of 2005. Please see the end of this piece for a small table of contents with links to the other conferences.) We have spoken of choosing a partner and […]

This is a small tribute to my recently-deceased superior, mentor, father, and friend, Brother Francis. As our Byzantine brethren say, “May his memory live in eternity!” Brother Francis was born, in the town of Mashrah, Lebanon, about thirty miles from Beirut, in 1913. His given name was Fakhri Boutros Maluf. The Maluf family is descended […]

I rarely get very personal here or in anything I write. A small digression into the personal is, I believe, allowed from time to very long time. As a little brother all my life, I’ve looked up (quite literally) to my older brother, Charlie. He’s a tuba player. As a child, I thought that was […]