The Mask slips on Radical Environmentalism

People who are not governed by God will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn In the shadow of the Climate Change conference in Kadowice last...

On the Jaws of Death and the Gates of Heaven

Dietrich von Hildebrand (1889-1977) was a Catholic convert, philosopher, and theologian whose deep thinking prepared him during his long life for fruitful meditations on...

Our Lady, Assumed

A blessed and joyous solemnity of the Assumption to one and all, a day commemorating the taking up of the Virgin Mary, body and...

The Dedication of Saint John Lateran: A Call to Holiness

Brothers and sisters, you are God’s building. ... For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. (1 Cor 3:9, 17) November 9th, just before...

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...

The Immanence of Jerusalem: Preparing the Way of the Lord

  “1917 was the Balfour Declaration establishing Israel for the nations, 2017 was Trump’s declaration.”                                Yakov Hayman, chairman of the United Temple Movement   It’s been...

A Full Glimpse of John Henry Cardinal Newman

John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was a priest of the Church of England who, after much agonizing, found his way into the Church of...

‘Adding’ the Saint Michael Prayer After Mass

Following my previous article, “Becoming a Catholic Pastor, Post – ‘Pennsylvania’”, I unplugged from the world of ecclesial and secular news. I tried to...

The Cult of Sentimentalism

“A sentimentalist is one who desires to have the luxury of an emotion without paying for it.” Oscar Wilde Stuffed animals, flickering candles, cello-wrapped flowers, unfocussed...

Orestes Brownson on Socialism & the Church

Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803 –1876) was among the most original and powerful intellects of his era. A self-taught child prodigy who had memorized most...