Joseph Priestley on Jesus and Socrates Compared

Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) was an English theologian, philosopher, and scientist who is credited with the discovery of oxygen and the invention of carbonated water....

The Intellectual and the Gunman

What Christ said of the poor might be said of intellectuals: they will always be with us. Then the question naturally arises: in what...

Orestes Brownson Refutes Atheism

“When the Son of Man comes, will there be faith on earth?” Luke 18:8 Orestes A. Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and...
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Without Fear: The Pro-Life Witness of Dr. Jérôme Lejeune

Addressing a United Nations conference on health in 1969 following his reception of the William Allen Award, Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, the discoverer of the...

Lenten Second Sunday and the Salvific Spirit of Sacrifice

‘This is my Son, the Beloved; with him I am well pleased; listen to him!’ When the disciples heard this, they fell to the...

A society so afraid of death, that it is afraid to live

As the recent addition to our lexicon, COVID-19, rolls off the tongues, and streams off the texts of so many throughout the world these...

Sensible Miss Austen

It’s hard to contain my pleasure or my surprise at the continuing interest in Jane Austen. The more-or-less successful adaptations of her books for...

Saints Newman and Paul’s Logical Minds

Much of the pleasure in writing about John Henry Newman comes from the opportunity to quote his exquisite prose. Consider this statement from a...

Francis, Francesco and Civil Unions

On October 21, the documentary Francesco premiered at the Rome Film Festival.  Directed by Emmy-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky, Francesco received the Kinéo Movie for...

First Sunday of Lent: Purified and Perfected by Penance

After Jesus was baptized, the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. He was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan (Mk. 1:12). On...