Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.
~Albert Camus

Land of the Free Home of the Frightened

One day last week I went on my daily run, which takes me down a long street where many people walk their dogs and get exercise. As I approached a lady who was trailing behind [...]

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This Article is Not About the Coronavirus

Are you tired yet of all the “all Coronavirus, all of the time” news coverage? I certainly am! Well, here’s some relief: this article is not about the Coronavirus. It’s about what comes after. Mom's [...]

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Safeguarding Human Dignity through Mary

The world does not share our belief in human dignity; it might proclaim it at times, but their actions speak otherwise. For Catholics, the essential value of the human person is intrinsic. It is not [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:12:44+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Comments Off on Safeguarding Human Dignity through Mary

Your Next Indispensable Book for the Culture Wars

Imagine Cicero in his study writing out his fiercely-reasoned jeremiads against a decaying Republic, which was rapidly abandoning the ancient virtues that built Roman civilization. His was a heroic attempt to stop his nation’s slide [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:16:07+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Your Next Indispensable Book for the Culture Wars

Drag Queen Masculinity

We live in the age of attacks on the very concept of masculinity. I do not wish to overstate the case by inferring that all effeminate male fashions and trends – such as man buns, [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:19:06+00:00August 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Drag Queen Masculinity

A Spiritual War is Upon Us

By now, only a comatose person is unaware of the cultural and political divisions in our country.    But just how did American society devolve into factions of people who hate each other? America was formed [...]

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I Feel Sorry for Small Families

Doing errands the other day, I pulled up at a red light behind an expensive SUV with a rear window sticker proudly displaying cartoon figures of the driver’s family. You know the kind – a [...]

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An Election Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Many of us remember the total chaos that erupted after the contested Bush-Gore election in November of 2000.   Our country was gripped by what can only be called a profound spirit of division that has [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:27:54+00:00November 4th, 2018|Comments Off on An Election Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Virgin Mary and the Pro-Life Movement

The Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary always reminds me of Pope John Paul II’s visit to World Youth Day in Denver in the summer of 1993. The culmination of the event was an outdoor [...]

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Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

Ireland has always been known as a place of enchantment, particularly in its poetry, music, and dance. As if to remind us of this, the Emerald Isle itself is even shaped like a harp! But [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:29:43+00:00July 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Broken Harp: The Deadly Abortion Deal in Ireland

The Blasphemy All Around Us

Casual swearing. Routine profanity. Mainstreamed irreverence. These curses of our age don’t seem to shock us like they used to. Ever since Rhett Butler first uttered the “D” word in Gone with the Wind in [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:37:09+00:00January 10th, 2018|Comments Off on The Blasphemy All Around Us

Hollywood and the Beasts of Revelation

Hollywood has dished up some horrific monsters in the past hundred years. You can name them as easily as I can: Godzilla, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Alien, Frankenstein, Harvey Weinstein, etc. All but [...]

By |2021-08-08T16:37:59+00:00November 17th, 2017|Comments Off on Hollywood and the Beasts of Revelation

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