Saturday, January 20, 2018

Defining Virtue

In his Confessions, the brilliant St. Augustine tells his reader that he knows quite well what time is, until someone asks him to define...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay Responds

On his visit to our college a few years ago, the Jesuit scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described as the 'most...

Davos and the ‘new’ New World Order

The Elites serve Democracy without the People. (George Walden, The New Elites) Yes, it’s that time of year when the rich and famous head to...

Irving Babbitt on Governing a Democracy

Irving Babbitt (1865-1933) was a literary critic and co-founder with Paul Elmer More of an early 20th century movement called the New Humanism. Babbitt...
Pope St. John Paul II

Urbi et Orbi of John Paul II

This 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) address of Pope Saint John Paul II from 2002 has lost none of...

An Approach to the Santa Legend

(One might have different views on the Santa legend, and whether or not to present (no pun intended) this story to children, as literal...

Bossuet and Protestantism

Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), bishop of Meaux, lived in a time shortly after the Reformation. A bishop of much lustre, Bossuet frequented Versailles, preaching...

Human Words and the Divine Word

Speaking to her beloved Romeo, Juliet says, "What's in a name?  That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as...

The Immanence of Jerusalem: Preparing the Way of the Lord

  “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations, 2017 was Trump’s declaration.”                                Yakov Hayman, chairman of the United Temple Movement   It’s been...

Reformation and the Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is one of the most unique of all Catholic dogmas, not only theologically and historically, but...