Firefighters, Envy and the Public and Private Sector

It is no secret that there is a war brewing between the public and private sectors of the economy, with their economic prospects diverging...

Christ’s Sacrifice Was one of Redemption, Not Popularity

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday’s Gospel (cf. Jn 6:51–58) is the concluding part and culmination of the discourse given by Jesus in the Synagogue...

The Flood, Arks, and Happy Monks

  Fr. Scott Murray A review of The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post Christian Nation By Rod Dreher Penguin Group USA, 269 pages, $34 After...

Every Child is Already Wanted

(From our archives, which seems a propos given the recent invitees to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Science, which has created quite a stir,...

Waking Up to God

It is the most phenomenal transformation of the day, born again into consciousness, and like birth, both forced upon us and the fruit of...

Of True Feminism, Early Martyrs and Thomas Aquinas

The paradoxes continue in our modern era, not least of which is that concerning 'gender' and feminism, with two stories that come to mind: First,...

The Big Bang and Creation

Caeli enarrant gloriam Dei... (Ps. 19) The Church has always held that the universe was created by God, a fact that can be known by...

Sloth and the Vagabond Mind

(by Father Scott Murray)   A few days ago, I joined a high school class discussing ‘digital footprints’. The teacher asked them to list some ‘cons’ of...

Catholic Teaching: Counter-Cultural and Necessary

(by John Baldino) Many of the teachings, traditions and practices of the Catholic Church are in contrast to the beliefs, habits and norms of modern...

The Shadow State and the Rule of Law

Donald Trump and his team are complaining of being stymied in his presidential efforts, to which I will return in a moment.  Whatever one...