Fr. Schall on thinking like a Catholic

Fr. Schall was recently interviewed by Zenit about his latest book. I've written about this before when Fr. Schall offered some comments on it at the Catholic Information Center in D.C. The Catholic mind, Schall says, is open to all sources of truth, from all media available to us. We are open to all things … Continue reading Fr. Schall on thinking like a Catholic

Obama: An American Philosopher King?

Many welcomed Barack Obama last year as a charismatic, high-minded, rhetorically persuasive leader as they overwhelmingly elected him as president. Yet, as the luster has faded through one failed initiative after another, some have begun to question the virtue of a "brainy" president and his cadre of advisors. Thomas Sowell has this thoughtful piece discussing … Continue reading Obama: An American Philosopher King?


Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host - by the Power of God - cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen … Continue reading Michaelmas

Netanyahu before the United Nations

I heard a lot of this speech the other day. It is worth watching the entire inspiring speech. Netanyahu, the Israeli Prime Minister, spoke in reference to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's recent speech to the U.N. where he once again denied the Holocaust. Netanyahu makes the point that we cannot stand by idle when someone makes a … Continue reading Netanyahu before the United Nations

Butterfly Circus

A new short film, The Butterfly Circus, discusses the virtue of hope and realizing your true potential, whatever your perceived limitations. It is the story of a circus during the Great Depression, and a circus master who sees beyond people's outer shell to their inner worth. It is an inspiring story and a well-made film. … Continue reading Butterfly Circus

Obedience to the Church

In my former stomping grounds, Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk has taken a stand against Sr. Louis Akers, a Sister of Charity who espouses the view that women should be ordained to the priesthood. Pilarczyk has banned Akers from teaching in any Archdiocesan schools unless and until she recants her incorrect statement. The Archbishop said: “It is … Continue reading Obedience to the Church