Death, Automatically

A panel of health-care providers, as the term now has it, on the radio other day was discussing euthanasia, or, again as the language...

Captain Philips

I just took in the new American-everyman Tom Hank's movie, Captain Philips which, surprisingly from its limited quality, has made over $218 million so...

The Greeter

“Perhaps it was rather rude of me to turn my back, but upon my blessed word, I—I’d never heard such a thing in my...

Of Hiroshima and Houston

I have an article published this morning in Crisis magazine on the evils of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, responding to an author...

Athanasius Contra Mundum

Today is the memorial of one of the most heroic bishops in the history of the Church, the great Saint Athanasius (+373), mighty foe...

Conservative Prudence?

I received a rather critical email in response to my last post on the Conservative capitulation, so thought I should clarify my, and hopefully...

The Advent Acronym of the O Antiphons

Tomorrow, we begin the seven days of proximate preparation for Christmas.  We should try, in the midst of a consumerist culture, to resist the...

Dance me to the end of love

Is love dead, actually? A recent article bemoans the fact that we – well, Americans in particular – are falling out of love with...

Veni Creator Spiritus

A blessed, joyous and grace-filled solemnity of Pentecost to all our readers, the feast of the descent of the Holy Spirit, the public manifestation...

Ave Crux Spes Unica

I'm a bit late on this one, but a blessed feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, also called the Triumph of the...