How Catholic is Kaine?

A recent flattering article in the New Yorker describes Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's vice-presidential running mate, as a "devout Roman Catholic." Not only that,...

Where your treasure lies: A spiritual reflection on an election year

   This election cycle, Catholic Americans are presented with the hair-raising choice between Hillary Clinton, a woman whose corrupt record and virulent support for the...

Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power

The great Thomist Josef Pieper penned a short book in the late seventies on how totalitarian regimes use words to gain control over the masses: Abuse...

Visions in the Streets: A Movie Review of “Don Bosco”

Year: 1988 Filming: Color  Length: 108 minutes  Genre: Biography/Drama/Inspirational/Religious  Maturity: PG (for brief language and intense thematic elements)  Main Cast: Ben Gazzara (Don Bosco), Patsy Kensit (Lina), Karl Zinny...

The Insanity of our Brave New World

James Christian Aggeles is a paranoid schizophrenic with various personality disorders and grandiose delusions, which came to the forefront after he donated sperm to Xytex,...

The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains

One of the most studied patients in neuropsychological history, from 1957 until his death in 2008, was a patient known through his life only...

For the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek’s Mission: A Spiritual Reflection

     Enterprise, what a God-haunted mission you are on. All around you there is light, star-shot and splintered in the endless skies through which you...

Korea on the Brink: Holiness or Tragedy?

Today is the feast of the martyrs of Korea, led by the indomitable convert priest, Father Andrew Kim Taegon, tortured and beheaded in 1846...

Why We Need More Bellarmines

Before we get to Bellarmine, for those of you who would like to peruse my take on the strange saga of James Christian Agelles,...

HiddleSwfit No More: Why Taylor Swift May Never Get Married

Alas, in earth-shattering news, the couple known as 'HiddleSwift' has broken up.  Yes, to you legions of fans (there have to be some out...