Communism and the Popes

No one can be at the same time a sincere Catholic and a true Socialist. Pius XI, Quadragesimo Anno (1931) Before he became a famed author...

The Church and China

It was a dramatic scene: venerable Cardinal Zen, bishop emeritus of Hong Kong, a lifelong foe and survivor of Communism in China, a spiritual...

The Collective Conscience

When confronted by some new bit of feminist nonsense, mother used to say: “Kick the Natural Law and the Natural Law will kick back....

Old Thunder

Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) was arguably the most famous Catholic writer during the first half of the 20th century. In youth he flirted with apostasy,...

The Metaphysics of Darwin

Darwin was always unsettled by the implications of his theory, and his growing agnosticism, along with his eventual belief that there was no soul,...

Oprah vs Trump

Oprah Winfrey’s epic speech at the Golden Globe Awards is already old news but her star power is not. The question remains: will she run...

Defining Virtue

In his Confessions, the brilliant St. Augustine tells his reader that he knows quite well what time is, until someone asks him to define...

Why Are Catholics Not Holier Than They Are? Father Paul Quay Responds

On his visit to our college a few years ago, the Jesuit scholar Father Koterski mentioned a book that he described as the 'most...

Davos and the ‘new’ New World Order

The Elites serve Democracy without the People. (George Walden, The New Elites) Yes, it’s that time of year when the rich and famous head to...

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...