Politics, Piggery and Doing One’s Duty

As the midterms make clear, the U.S. continues its continental divide, between the (ironically) red Republicans and the blue Democrats, with the former under...

We have a pope

For the past week, a lot of my family's television watching has centered around EWTN and Raymond Arroyo’s coverage of what is going in...

Confessions of a Recovering Almost-Hoarder

When my grandmother moved out of the house she had lived in for 35 years, it took the family several days to clean it...

The Lenten Fast for Today’s Catholic

Can there be a shorter account of Our Lord’s forty days in the desert than the one from Saint Mark? It omits not only...

Corpus Christ: A Feast for the Ages

A blessed and grace-filled solemnity of Corpus Christi to one and all, a feast that has a long and varied history dating back to...

Defeating euthanasia, one person at a time

The news story about the Belgian twin brothers who were euthanized on 14 December 2012, was the first story I read when I got...

Truth and Fiction

The saying that the truth will set you free has been so often repeated that is the sort of thing that one almost ignores....

Pope Francis

Our Lord said to Francis of Assisi in the great saint’s vision at San Damiano: "Francis, Francis, go and repair My house which, as you can see, is...

Elizabeth Anscombe on Hating God

Elizabeth Anscombe (1919-2001) was a British analytic philosopher who early in life met and was deeply influenced by the great Austrian logician and linguist...

Half-Baked Mission?

When I was a child, I thought like a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things…These words of Saint...