Steven Mosher, PRI In the midst of this celebratory sason, we honor and solemnly celebrate the Holy Innocents. One man could feel so insecure in his power that he was willing to kill all male babies under the age of two, just to stop the one, the newborn King, he learned the wise men were… Read More How Many More Innocents?
Celebrating the remarkable legacy of the prolific Peter Kreeft “Peter Kreeft is one of the most prolific, respected, and influential Catholic writers of the last fifty years. He is the author of nearly a hundred books (he doesn’t keep count, but says it’s somewhere around there), more than forty of which have been published by… Read More Testimony to the remarkable legacy of Peter Kreeft
By Laura Dassow Walls | Jul 21, 2017Publishers Weekly Laura Dassow Walls’s definitive biography, Henry David Thoreau: A Life, is an amazing achievement, a merger of comprehensiveness in content with pleasure in reading, following Thoreau’s progress as a writer and also as a reader, as well as his social and political involvements and scientific pursuits.… Read More 7 Reasons Why Henry David Thoreau Still Matters Today
Karol Wojtyla (JPII) wrote, “A non-Catholic philosopher once said to me: ‘You know, I just can’t stop myself reading and rereading and thinking over the first three chapters of Genesis.’ And indeed it seems to me that unless one does so reflect upon that fundamental Ensemble of facts and situations it becomes extremely difficult if… Read More John Paul II on the Most Decisive Confrontation —and History’s ‘Last Lap’
Recent discoveries are making Jewish, secular and agnostic scholars reconsider a century’s worth of skepticism towards the New Testament accounts of Jesus. (Pinned Dec. 18, 2022) By Robert Hutchinson, via The Blaze.com. The entrance to the Mary of Nazareth International Center in central Nazareth doesn’t look like much. It’s just a simple doorway off narrow… Read More New Discoveries About Jesus of Nazareth
A Personal Account Ross Gregory Douthat (born 1979) is an American political analyst, blogger, author and New York Times columnist. He was a senior editor of The Atlantic. He has written on a variety of topics, including the state of Christianity in America and “sustainable decadence” in contemporary society. Ross Douthat and Matt Lewis
Prof. William Reveille, The Irish TimesThu Jun 17 2004 Ask any French person to name the 10 most important of their compatriots ever and it is a sure bet that Louis Pasteur will figure prominently on the list. Pasteur led an amazingly productive scientific life, making pioneering discoveries in medicine and chemistry and applying his… Read More Pasteur proves life only comes from life. Law of biogenesis.
Prof. William Reveille, The Irish TimesThu Jun 17 2004 Under the Microscope/Prof William Reville: Ask any French person to name the 10 most important of their compatriots ever and it is a sure bet that Louis Pasteur will figure prominently on the list. Pasteur led an amazingly productive scientific life, making pioneering discoveries in medicine… Read More Pasteur proves life only comes from life. Law of biogenesis.
What is meant by the Predominant Fault? The noted theologian Reginald Garrigou – Lagrange explains, “The predominant fault is that defect in us that tends to prevail over the others, and thereby over our manner of feeling, judging, sympathizing, willing, and acting. It is a defect that has in each of us an intimate relation… Read More Judas Did Not Fight His Predominant Fault… and so was blown away
“The definitive history of Hitler’s and Stalin’s wars against the civilians of Europe in World War II.” “Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.”But before it even began, America’s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens–and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated,… Read More Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin
…who kindly blesses each one us from the sidewalk when we come out of Church. Or when we pass on the street. Once when I needed to Confess my sins only to find it was one of those rare days when the church was closed and there would be no Confessions, he happened to be… Read More I know a priest
By Elise Ann AllenDec 18, 2021, CruxNews ROME – In a new interview, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston spoke out against American critics of Pope Francis with ties to the EWTN television network, insisting that despite this opposition, the pope enjoys broad support in the United States. A key papal advisor, O’Malley spoke to veteran… Read More O’Malley says EWTN, social media give distorted image of US support for Pope
“Totalitarian?” It took me many years to really believe that we could ever get that bad here, but, just in case, I did vainly hop around the blogosphere scribbling, as I heard that this or that platform was worse or better (or promising to do better!) than the other. Even Julian Assange, after all, held… Read More The Appalling Spy Machines
“…What is happening in the world is that this view that scientific materialism, that men can by means of science solve all their problems and create for themselves a happy, fulfilled life by their own efforts, and that Christian religion by which our civilization was founded no longer has any real validity, this is the… Read More Malcolm Muggeridge: Has America Had It?
Press freedom groups have warned Assange’s prosecution is a grave threat. The Biden DOJ ignored them, and today won a major victory toward permanently silencing the pioneering transparency activist. In a London courtroom on Friday morning, Julian Assange suffered a devastating blow to his quest for freedom. A two-judge appellate panel of the United Kingdom’s High… Read More Glenn Greenwald: British High Court Accepts U.S. Request to Extradite Assange for Trial
This piece by Whittaker Chambers appeared in the December 28, 1957, issue of National Review. Chambers titled it Big Sister is Watching You. Several years ago, Miss Ayn Rand wrote The Fountainhead. Despite a generally poor press, it is said to have sold some four hundred thousand copies. Thus, it became a wonder of the… Read More Whittaker Chambers and William F. Buckley Jr. on Ayn Rand, 2003
The Spectator, UK “Over the last nine weeks Vladimir Putin has moved more than 90,000 troops to the borders of Ukraine and, according to US intelligence, ordered his military planners to draw up detailed blueprints for a full-scale invasion. Putin insists the build-up is defensive. Russia is acting only in response to a ‘growing threat… Read More Putin is more rational than Nato realises
Note: Mary Daly died in January 2010 It is good to be tolerant, even of incoherent things, we are told today. The devil himself ought to be given a seat at the table. So the courts have ruled. But that can’t stop us from noticing that Mary Daly represents the meltdown of the dissident transgressive… Read More Mary Daly: The Witch of Boston College
John Waters, IrelandDec 5 The desecration implicit in the proposal to reconstruct the basilica of Notre-Dame in the image of Woke may announce the culmination of a shift in human consciousness that began centuries ago. I remember well the morning of April 16th 2019, waking up in a hospital bed, to a message from a… Read More Burning Down God’s House. The Age of Unreason.
President John F. Kennedy in the Workers Paradise where all were “equal,” June 26, 1963. Today JFK would likely not be welcome in the new Democratic Party. 10 Most Amazing Berlin Wall Escapes “The Berlin wall was constructed in the early 1960s to divide the city. West-Berlin was capitalist and free, but the East was… Read More In 1963 All Socialists in East Berlin Lived in Affordable Housing
Excerpt “… I know there are billions of good Muslims. In an art class after forgetting my lunch an Iranian woman offered me hers. The mostly wealthy English ladies present wouldn’t offer a crisp. I’ve had good experiences with Asians here and abroad, that doesn’t affect my question; great people; why not live among them?… Read More Twitter revives the ducking stool for unwoke witches
The New Criterion. “the real prize in the pronoun wars is not correct grammar but the display of power and exertion of control.” The pronoun wars have been raging around us for at least five or six years now. Like so many toxic developments, this sickness was incubated in the university. We began to take notice… Read More Mostly About Pronouns
It is not without significance that Divine Mercy Sunday Follows Easter. For Mercy is the fruit of Easter. And Jesus came not to call the righteous but Sinners into his kingdom (Luke 5:32). He came “to seek and to save that which was lost”. Mercy is the revelation of the very heart of God and the Good… Read More Nihilism and the Divine Pity