Tattoo You?

An interesting factoid I recently came across, one borne out by anecdotal evidence, is that 3 out of 10 Americans now have tattoos, and...

Of Saint Thomas’ Death and Voting

Saint Thomas Aquinas died on this day, March 7, 1274, at the Cistercian monastery of Fossanuova in Italy, between Naples and Rome (where there...

Foxes and Birds

A friend of mine and I have a long-standing debate about sermons. He prefers a straightforward approach, while I am more inclined to resort...

Honour and Ambition: Thoughts on the Requirements for Political Office

Politics is a curious business, and not just in the United States the Big Day approaches:  Here in Ontario, Canada, about a four hour...

Mirth, according to Saint Thomas Aquinas

On this feast of a 'mirthy' saint, it is a propos to take a brief glance at what Saint Thomas says about this most...

Hollywood Potential: Why Catholics Should Watch Movies

In my high school years, I became very active on a small, obscure social media website by the name of Tumblr. For anyone who might...

Appealing for a Little Help from our Friends

Mary, Mother of the Church, 2019 Dear Readers and Supporters of Catholic Insight, We sent out this appeal letter in print form, sent out via regular...

Epiphany’s Lesson

In the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, three groups are called to our attention: the shepherds, the Magi and the court of King...

God or King?

I have this theory, and history attestst to its veracity, that people are by nature monarchists.  Oh, we may give lip service to republicanism...

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,...