Relativism and the meretricious hero

The word altruism is defined as concern for another without regard for injury to oneself. It is used, usually in psychology, to describe heroism—the...

The Adventure of Letting Go

Five years ago, in the middle of a pretty rough semester at university, during which I had struggled with some health issues and some...

Boy Scouts, Volcanoes and Mother of God School

A blessed Sixth Sunday of Easter, as we journey with Christ and His Apostles towards Pentecost…Veni Creator Spiritus! It had to happen, I suppose: The...

Mulling over Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, theologian, poet, mystic, and the author of more than seventy books. Having lost both parents by the...

Astronomer, Physicist and Worlds Colliding

I have an article Catholic World Report, on the 'Astronomer, Physicist and Worlds Colliding'. Have a read, if you will - it will soon...

Anything Is Possible

One day years ago, while channel surfing, I came across a news story about a woman who became a man, and had decided to...

A magical scarf

Walking to my flat late Friday afternoon after a chaotic morning, I was confronted with the fact that I hadn’t yet had lunch. I...

A Vote for Life

The referendum vote in Ireland today, on the ‘right’ to abortion, is a turning point in our culture, for the Catholic nation symbolizes something...

A Review of Creed II: Reflections on the Rocky Saga & the Intrinsic Value...

The eighth “chapter” of the Rocky series, Creed II, was released on November 21. Continuing in the tradition of the previous seven chapters of...

For Better or Worse

My brother got married this past weekend, and in his speech my dad recounted the story of when Tom and his best friend, having...