Bossuet and Protestantism

Jacques Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), bishop of Meaux, lived in a time shortly after the Reformation. A bishop of much lustre, Bossuet frequented Versailles, preaching...

For Mom and Dad, On Their 50th

There never was a marriage with no painBut they let hurts be helps along the wayTo greater union, making faults their gainAnd forging gold...

T.S. Eliot on Society and Religion

Thomas Sterns Eliot (1888-1965) was born in St. Louis, Missouri and migrated to England at the age of 25. As did the American novelist...

The Ratzinger Report Revisited

The Italian journalist and Catholic convert Vittorio Messori in 1985 published his two hundred page interview with Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, the future Pope Benedict...

Bonaventure and Thomas

(In light of the recent feast of Saint Bonaventure, on July 15th, here are some thoughts on the great Franciscan cardinal, scholastic, doctor of...

Charles Rice on Natural Law Morality

Charles E. Rice (1931-2015), a Thomist philosopher and professor of law at Notre Dame University, was a consistent conservative on matters political and theological....

Reflections on Rome

I post this final report, for now, on my recent pilgrimage, and my final destination, the eternal city to which all roads lead, Roma. These...

Thomas More’s Option: Soul First, Then the Body

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21).Have I...

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...

Women and the State

Yet another female premier has been ousted from office after a single term. Is it too impolite, not to say politically incorrect, to ask...