The Rise, Fall and Salvation of Cuba

Since Christopher Columbus discovered Cuba in 1492, the island has gone through many transformations. It first went from an obscure island with few inhabitants to the undisputed king of sugar production bustling with agrarian production and enviable economic growth. However, … Continue reading

Finding Happiness in the Lost Virtue of Duty

In the twenty-first century, the virtue of duty is paradoxically both greatly admired and shamefully despised. On the one hand, certain forms of duty, such as military service, are still widely appreciated. A common sight in airports, malls, and other … Continue reading

The Manliness of the Prodigal Son

The parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the most memorable and moving of all Our Lord Jesus Christ’s parables. Many who cannot name all Ten Commandments can nevertheless give a rough outline of the story. It has been … Continue reading

The Cookie Jar Elections of 2016

The issues now being debated in the 2016 elections are framed as if the country revolved around a great big cookie jar. The benefits and promises candidates offer are like cookies that must be substantial, instantly gratifying and abundant. All … Continue reading

A Misconception of Compassion

Not a few Americans have an aversion to social and economic inequalities. This repulsion arises not so much from philosophical convictions as from a temperamental disposition at the heart of which lies a serious misconception about the nature of compassion. … Continue reading

Our Lady’s Advice to Saint John Bosco

We must not worry about appearances when it comes to what people may think of us when doing our duty. The great Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, disclosed to a small group of friends an important supernatural … Continue reading

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