Saturday, November 18, 2017

Review of “The Shallows: What the Internet is doing to our Brains”

If you are an average web-surfer, chances are you will spend about 10 seconds looking at this article. Those of you who stick around...

The Hundred Year War on the Family

Mere days after Our Lady’s final apparition at Fatima on October 13, 1917, the Bolsheviks took power over Russia and quickly established a totalitarian...

Argumentative Starting Points

Jesus provides us with a motive for acting, viz., the love of God, which in practical terms produces a love of our neighbours. The...

Our Wedding Garment

"My friend, how is it that you came in here without a wedding garment?” (Matthew 22:12) I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down...

Sainte Marguerite D’Youville: A Poetic Retrospective

Sainte Marguerite D'Youville (1701-1771.  Feast, October 16th)   I have to laugh when they call me a dangerous woman; A woman of ill-repute; a drunken whore. It’s true that...

How to Destroy the Family in Six Easy Lessons: The Beelzebul Method

I am known by many names like Beelzebul, Mephistopheles, or Satan. When I was created, God called me Lucifer, but I prefer--Prince of Darkness....

Charles Rice on Natural Law Morality

Charles E. Rice (1931-2015), a Thomist philosopher and professor of law at Notre Dame University, was a consistent conservative on matters political and theological....

Ode to the dishwasher  

  (On this Thanksgiving morning, you might enjoy this wonderful poem from a Canadian mother, on the philosophy, nay, the very theology, of washing dishes,...

The Question of ‘Bioethics’

“Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” – Supreme Court decision Buck vs. Bell   Carrie Buck was 17 when she was forced to enter the Virginia...

The Christian and Depression            

  I strongly encourage anyone who is discouraged or depressed to read the third chapter of the book of Tobit. In this passage, two people...