Not many terms in the English language can bring forth such visceral reactions of fear, shock, and confusion quite like the word “War”. However in this first of its kind book that is unlike any other entitled “The Cosmic Force of War”, renowned astrologer Brad Kronen provides credence that the term “War” may very well possess mystically cosmic connotations as well.Read more "Brad Kronen Discusses the Relationship Between Fate and War in his Book “The Cosmic Force of War”"
Most Americans and Brits in the 21st century aren’t aware just how grim the situation was for the Allied Forces during World War II’s earliest moments. Nearly all was already lost. Well before the United States entered the conflict, only one country solitarily stood against the tyranny and military might of Nazi Germany – Great Britain.
In those early days of the War Adolf Hitler saw how vulnerable England was as Germany’s single source of resistance. Intending to bring the British to their knees through surrender the Nazis hammered the British Isles with all its military might through a barrage of nightly air raids over England for eight solid months better known as “The Blitz”.
In his book “For King and Country: The Wartime Windsors” Brad Kronen takes a detailed look at a crucial moment in History when global democracy was perilously threatened most. As we all know, the Allies eventually won the war but Kronen emphasizes that England’s transformation from the bombarded underdog at the start of the War to the triumphant victor at the conflict’s end is nothing short of miraculous.Read more "Brad Kronen Ventures from his Traditional Path with his Latest Book – A Historical Take on WW2’s Blitz entitled “For King & Country”"
The Pontiff of the Catholic Church who canonized Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross was a man who lived in the vicinity during the time when St. Teresa’s martyrdom took place, the Polish Pope, John Paul II. His homily given on the day Edith Stein was made a saint sums up this extraordinary woman’s life quite fittingly:
“A woman in search of the truth has become a saint and martyr through the silent workings of divine grace…With her whole being she sought the truth, of which she wrote: “No spiritual work comes into the world without great suffering. It always challenges the whole person”. For a long time Edith Stein was a seeker. Her mind never tired of searching and her heart always yearned for hope. She traveled the arduous path of philosophy with passionate enthusiasm. Eventually she was rewarded: she seized the truth. Or better: she was seized by it. She discovered that Truth had a name: Jesus Christ.”
May each of us, no matter our creed, follow Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’s example by giving our best to seek and hopefully find our own version of divine Truth.Read more "Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part II"
I have always been fascinated by authoritative figures within the realm of organized religion who come from backgrounds that are anything but religious or where they begin life following a faith with a foundation that seems almost diametrically opposed from the one they come to eventually embrace. Thus is the case with a Jewish woman born as Edith Stein who would eventually become the Catholic saint named Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.
Within Catholicism’s School of Saints, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross is truly unique. Although reaching the highest level of Catholic spirituality, as a canonized saint Edith’s identity is still closely intertwined with her religion of birth given the fact Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross’ life ended in Auschwitz, the most notorious of Nazi extermination centers established during the Second World War which were built with the intent of annihilating the Jewish people as a whole.Read more "Edith Stein: Seeker of Truth in a World devoid of Light, Part I"
*Originally written in June of 2014 They were 29 in all. Each spoke a language that was phonetically complex with no written form. Each dutifully served their country by doing near perfect, error free work, all while in the midst of some of the bloodiest Naval battles fought in the Pacific Ocean throughout the Second […]Read more "The Navajo Code Talkers – Overlooked American Heroes that cannot be Forgotten"
Einstein & Oppenheimer: O Brave, New, and Scientifically Deadly World by Brad Kronen Without a doubt, two of the greatest minds of the 20th century were Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer. Why is it then that in the 21st century only one of these two Titans of intellectual genius has become a household name […]Read more "Einstein & Oppenheimer: O Brave, New, and Scientifically Deadly World"
“The New England Historic Genealogical Society traced the family trees of the three major presidential candidates. US presidential hopeful Barack Obama is a distant relative not only of President George W Bush but also of wartime British prime minister Winston Churchill according to US researchers.” – ABC News, March 26th, 2008 “We do not want […]Read more "Winston Churchill: Envisioning Victory in the Darkest of Times"