Irving Babbitt on Governing a Democracy

Irving Babbitt (1865-1933) was a literary critic and co-founder with Paul Elmer More of an early 20th century movement called the New Humanism. Babbitt...

An Approach to the Santa Legend

(One might have different views on the Santa legend, and whether or not to present (no pun intended) this story to children, as literal...

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...

Human Words and the Divine Word

Speaking to her beloved Romeo, Juliet says, "What's in a name?  That which we call a rose, by any other word would smell as...

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...

Walker Percy and the Modern Malaise

Walker Percy (1916-1990), born and raised in the South, was a member of that rare breed of southern Catholic writers. His grandfather and later...

The Millennial Fugue

Spare a thought for millennials, perhaps the most persecuted sector of our increasingly ignorant and spiritually impoverished society. Denied God and the firm Christian teaching...

The Miracle on Assumption Day

Victory in battle does not depend on who has the largest army; it is the Lord's power that determines the outcome (1 Maccabaeus 3:9) Presumably...

Hollywood Combusts

I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer....

Random Reflections on Jacques Maritain

Recently I was startled to realize, it being so uneasy a reminder of my own mortality, that the eminent French philosopher Jacques Maritain has...