Opinion

Modesty vs. Androgyny

Modesty includes dressing distinctively feminine, if you are female, and distinctively masculine, if you are male, and not succumbing to androgynous behavior or looks, but dressing as you know you ought.

A Hill On Which To Die

Defending marriage these days would seem to be a hill on which not so many are prepared to die. But why should that be the case? After all, there really isn’t anything more deserving of defense than the oldest institution in the world.

Cardinal Pell’s Toxic Nightmare

Before his death, Cardinal Pell recognized the fatal flaw in the Synod on Synodality’s inclusion paradigm: it will result in a jettisoning of every doctrine and tradition.

The Decline of the Catholic Vote

The midterm election is now well behind us, and the statisticians have calibrated the Catholic vote. Perhaps the busy reader would like an abridged summary: There is no Catholic vote. Why?

When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be President

We’re to the point in the culture wars where “the best defense is a good offense,” and if you want to protect your family from these pernicious influences, you’ve got to push back hard. This means running for (local) office.

Vinland in a Nutshell

Some authors and some books are not as well-known as they should be. This is indubitably the case with George Mackay Brown and his tour de force of a novel: Vinland.

The Final Countdown

We like to have countdowns to special dates: Christmas, New Year’s, etc. But we can’t have a countdown to the date of our death.

Raising Children in an Anti-Child World

There is a growing childfree movement comprised of people who intentionally choose never to welcome children. Often people mistakenly see their own laziness and selfishness as very important aspects of their person that are worthy of protection and cultivation. 

Cardinal George Pell, Peace At Last

Besides being a champion for orthodox Catholicism in an age of liberalism, Cardinal Pell will be remembered primarily as the Prince of the Church who went to prison for a crime he didn’t commit.

Farewell to Luther

Luther’s theological positions were disastrously wrong, but his anguished search for certainty of his own salvation humanized him for me, as much as his screeching diatribes against the Church repulsed me. 

The Insufficiency of Jordan Peterson

While Peterson’s words are representative of a man on his way to deeper understanding, his current state of “some real sense” is ultimately insufficient.

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