Etienne Gilson on Mad-Hatters and Metaphysics

The character of the Mad Hatter in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland has its origin in the fact that in the 1800s hat makers...

Franco and the Progressive Rewriting of History

For more than a century now, the international communist movement has been hiding and sanitizing its own history while subjecting its opponents to relentless...

Robert Bork on Slouching towards Gomorrah

Robert Heron Bork (1927 –2012) was a judge and law professor who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the Supreme Court in 1987....

The State as Corrupting

“Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” ― Leo Tolstoy If you peruse the Showbiz section of any...

Mulling over Merton

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, theologian, poet, mystic, and the author of more than seventy books. Having lost both parents by the...

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...

Oh, Cannabis!

On October 17, Canada will begin a new era of decadence. From that day on, cannabis – aka marijuana and pot – will be...

Hollywood Potential: Why Catholics Should Watch Movies

In my high school years, I became very active on a small, obscure social media website by the name of Tumblr. For anyone who might...

The Catholic Roots of Modern Science

A strange myth has evolved through recent centuries alleging that the Catholic Church was forever the enemy of science, and that it set out...

The Loneliness of the Whistleblower

When Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya was crusading against the Vladimir Putin government by investigating one crime after another, she had imagined the damning headlines...