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Paradise Lost

Although almost all the great writers prior to the mid-seventeenth century had been Catholic in either sympathy or practice, John Milton (1608-74) took up the Protestant cause with revolutionary zeal. Following the victory of Cromwell’s Puritan army in the English Civil War, he supported and defended the execution of King Charles I. Then, in 1660, [...]

Although almost all the great writers prior to the mid-seventeenth century had been Catholic in either sympathy or practice, John Milton (1608-74) took up the Protestant cause with revolutionary zeal. Following the victory of Cromwell’s Puritan army in the English Civil War, he supported and defended the execution of King Charles I. Then, in 1660, [...]

J.K. Rowling is being cancelled because she refuses to cave to the Woke Axis pushing transgenderism. What does this mean for the rest of us?

While there is nothing wrong with pets, placing them over people certainly is.

Tarot cards are rising in popularity, and some Catholics are deceived into thinking they are compatible with Catholicism.

The recently-released movie "Don't Look Up" can be seen as a brilliant comedy exposing our culture’s idiotic response to COVID-19.

A Crisis of Truth

Issues of social justice are not at the forefront of the problems we confront. It is, rather, for want of truth that the world suffers.

Modernism is not alive; it is, in fact, the opposite: the effort to bind us to a corpse.

A look at the classic Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes.

Before we ring in the New Year, let's wring out the problems that continue to plague us.

While Hallmark movies might be unrealistic and simplistic, they can tap into real deep longings.

Matthew Mehan is working to reclaim the great riches of Western Civilization and introduce them to our children.

Our Elites tell us that we should be grateful that COVID has broken our imposed familial bonds at the holidays. But our Faith reminds of how important being together with family is.

The Tempest has unfortunately suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous abuse by modern critics, particularly critical race theorists.

Righting a Wrong World

The world appears to have been turned upside down: Catholic statues are vandalized, men think they are women, and killing a baby is seen as a "right." How do we turn it right-side-up?

There is more to the canon of Christmas than the Gospels. There are symbols and sacramentals that proceed from this source, and Santa Claus is among them.

Far from being the means toward self-actualization, female empowerment is its antithesis, as women lose the ability to have healthy and happy lives with men.

Two years ago, the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris caught on fire, plunging the whole world into collective shock. Hundreds of images circulated online that showed the massive cathedral enshrouded by smoke and firefighters doing their best to put out the flames while the heroic priest Fr. Fournier distinguished himself by risking his life [...]

Following hot on the heels of Macbeth and being first performed in late 1606 or early 1607, Antony and Cleopatra might be coupled with Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare’s earlier tragedy about erotic recklessness, written eleven years earlier. If, however, Romeo and Juliet might be forgiven for the follies of their head-weak and heart-strong youth, no [...]

British polemicist Thomas Macaulay said, in criticism of the Puritans, that they “hated bear-baiting, not because it gave pain to the bear but because it gave pleasure to the spectators.” The Puritans were practically a comedy club next to any contemporary “Progressive.” As we enter the season of “winter holidays” (can’t say “Thanksgiving” and especially [...]

Just what is that telling line that is often spoken by today’s “nones?” “I’m spiritual, but not religious.” Over the years, I’ve heard those very words many a time. In all likelihood, it’s not a deliberate lie to say that one is spiritual but not religious. In fact, “nones” who resort to this self-description may [...]

I pushed Michael Warren Davis’ new book, The Reactionary Mind (Regnery Publishing), on a friend of mine, a noted Catholic and academic leader. I told him a good part of the book was a defense of feudalism. I thought he’d like that. Instead, he said, “Well, recent scholarship shows that feudalism did not exist. So, [...]

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