Jerome German

Jerome German is a retired manufacturing engineer, husband, father of eleven, and grandfather of a multitude. His parochial activities have included music ministry, faith formation, and spiritual direction/talks for men’s retreats. He contributes articles to Crisis Magazine and Catholic Stand.

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Big Medicine’s Fight Against Nature

Modern conventional medicine practitioners have become purveyors of sort of a “noble savage” concept of health, hence their nearly total lack of interest in diet, exercise, balanced sun exposure, fresh air, and health maintenance in general.

The Centrality of Womanhood

Woman is the hub of the family and, therefore, the hub of humanity. Destroying that hub grinds civilization to a halt—and along with it, all that is humane.

Bring Back the Box

Face-to-face Confession has become the norm. But I can’t help but wonder how many souls have been discouraged in the process. Confession is easily the most intimate spiritual thing imaginable. Is assumed confidentiality really enough?

Our Sad Abandonment of the Souls of the Unborn

The souls of unborn children enter eternity with free will but no (or precious little) information on which to base a decision. Would they be denied that information? Would Christ not preach to them? 

Conversion Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Tomorrow, July 30th, is the 100th anniversary of Chesterton’s reception into the Catholic Faith. Let us look to him for a deeper understanding of the importance of calling non-Catholics to conversion to the Church.

The Dark Heritage of Cookie-Cutter Philosophy

Cookie-cutter philosophers will always cleverly label the wisdom of the ages as yesteryear’s worn-out fashion—as archaic ideas whose time has come and gone. They will attempt to free us from the very thing that gives us freedom. 

Beyond Bumper-Sticker Theology

The Faith dies a little with each desperate reductionism—with each attempt to convince rationalists that reason can comfortably be abandoned in favor of faith because, well, shut up!

Brotherly Harshness in a World of Tribal Empathy

The race that does not accept respect for man from the time of his conception, is destined to an ignominious end, because it distorts the concept of love of neighbor, mistakes it with egoism, and cannot conceive the love of God at all.

Weak Men Create Hard Times

If weak men produce hard times, shouldn’t the avoidance of this be paramount in our minds? After two millennia of Christianity, shouldn’t the Church have a formula for avoiding this? In fact, she does.

Presiders Be Gone – Give Us Priests!

A Roman Catholic priest sacrifices everything; his life is not his own. His example should be the model for our lives, for no Christian’s life is truly his own: it is Christ’s.

Our Hands-On, Tool-Wielding Savior

As we enter into Holy Week, we do well to ponder that fantastic integration of God and man and how it came to pass that perfection itself was so maligned and rejected. 

Listening but Not Demanding

The Church is conducting “listening sessions” for the laity, when she should be demanding much for the great adventure of the Cross.

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School Boards Seek FBI Protection…From Parents

Critical Race Theory and the arguments and actions both for and against it are constantly in the news—headlines tell us how it is variously mandated, praised, cursed, or banned. Yet, through the din, a larger question is taking form: how did the teaching industry become a political behemoth largely opposed to Western and Judeo/Christian values?  … Read more

thinking

The Non-Critical Thinker’s Manifesto

The biggest problem with critical thinking is the critical part. It’s not socially acceptable; it’s not nice to be critical. And thinking? Well, we’ll get to that.  As I was mindlessly dawdling on Facebook (which is about the only thing one can do there), and was just at the point of chastising myself, I came … Read more

Confucius

The Chinese Communist Party’s Justifiable Confuciaphobia

The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has. – Confucius Confucius was not a whiner, nor did he encourage or approve of a society built upon a false sense of entitlement, or the clinging to … Read more

Eucharist

The War to Destroy the Eucharist

Does the world need yet another article about wayward Catholic politicians and the Eucharistic scandal they and complicit bishops are providing? That depends. Persistence is optional if salvation is optional. One does not stop banging the pan with a spoon while the bear is still in the kitchen. We walk among saints and monsters. Such … Read more

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