Monday, February 19, 2018

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      One Papacy, Two Popes: A Brief Reflection

        It is a curious situation in the Church that we have two living Popes, one of them a resigned, retired Pope 'emeritus'.  One is...

      Media, Bought and Sold

      The mercantile nature of journalism has finally come full circle, as the newspapers (well, given that many publish in other media, we should call them 'news sources') are now begging for public subsidies.

      For the Sake of One Iota

      There are times when one word, even one letter, can make all the difference.  The scene is June of 325, in the basilica of...

      Was the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Justifiable?

      Yesterday, North Korea purportedly test-detonated a hydrogen bomb, raising the tension in the region, and raising the prospect of yet-again the use of nuclear...

      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...

      Moments of Silence Amidst Feral Dogs

      Last autumn I was in Greece. I spent three months living on the Peloponnese, retreating from the world as I knew it, wandering through...

      Homesick at Home

      He looked at the dandelions and crickets and realized that he was gigantic. We are too fond of reckoning by mountains, every object is infinitely...

      When gay “marriage” affects your family

      If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would...

      The Secret Life of the American Fairy Tale

      It's pretty easy these days to see that the world isn't doing so well. Babies are murdered by the thousands because they are inconvenient,...

      St. James the Greater

      Our September artist Andrew Wilson Smith is a freelance sculptor and stone carver, working in a variety of media including cast bronze, plaster, and...