Justice in the Prodigal Son

So he set off and went to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him and was...

Immortal Irony

In his short story “The Ambitious Guest,” Nathaniel Hawthorne uses a lot of irony. A lot might actually be an understatement. The story is...

Rejoice!

A very joyous Laetare Sunday to all our readers, a day on which we can partake in some way in the joy of Easter...

A Lesson in Para Bellum: Knight of the Long Knives

History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. – Mark Twain Si vis pacem, para bellum - If you want peace, prepare for war. This weekend...

Pentecost Sunday: The Spirit of Truth

When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who comes from the Father, he will...

A Full Glimpse of John Henry Cardinal Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was a priest of the Church of England who, after much agonizing, found his way into the Church of...

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...

Is Liberalism a Sin?

Felix Sarda y Salvany In 1886, during the papacy of Leo XIII, a remarkable book titled Liberalism Is a Sin was written by the Spanish...

Charlie Charlie: A wake-up call for sobriety

When I was a teenager in the early seventies, an older cousin introduced me to the Ouija Board. At first, I thought we were...

A Meditation for Palm Sunday: The Passion according to Mark

In Scripture, a single phrase can open the way to a profound insight into the message of the mysteries of the faith. A striking...