Reflections on “Taps”

“Day is done, gone the sun, From the lake, from the hills, from the sky; All is well, safely rest, God is nigh.”   Such are the words of the sublime bugle call “Taps.” It is played when the troops … Continue reading

My Encounter with a Representative Character

  Representative characters are those who touched our lives and have a lasting influence upon us. Most people can remember someone in their own lives who served as mentor, guide and director. These figures are important because they inspire and … Continue reading

Is the American Catholic Right Like ISIS?

Does the American religious right hold a theopolitical outlook similar to that of ISIS? That appears to be one of the insinuations of a recent article published by the Italian Jesuit fortnightly publication La Civiltà Cattolica. The unexpected attack is … Continue reading

Opting Out of the Benedict Option

No one disputes the attractiveness of living outside the liberal and politically correct society that dominates American life. To the degree possible, there is even an obligation to keep some separation from today’s decadent society. Hence, all this explains the … Continue reading

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