Dodging Bullets While Saving Souls

Heroic Catholic Chaplains: Stories of the Brave and Holy Men Who Dodged Bullets While Saving Souls by Thomas J. Craughwell – TAN Books (195 pages) “There are no atheists in a foxhole.” This catchphrase has been attributed to many authors, … Continue reading

Why Do People Do Such Barbarous Things?

Hardly a day passes when some barbarous act does not jump to the headlines. Barbarous—there is no other word to describe these vile deeds. Thus, whether it be the sadistic torturing, terrorist beheadings, mass shootings or truck ramming murder sprees … Continue reading

Why We Stop for Christmas

It is Christmas time, and the world stops for a brief moment. It does not stop long because there are too many important things to be done to waste on festive and unproductive folly. It can only be a short … Continue reading

When the Human Element Is Not Enough

Every one of us will have to face death one day. Dr. Paul Kalanithi gives a stirring account of facing his own mortality in his recently-published, posthumous memoir When Breath Becomes Air. His insights about death and the interesting journey … Continue reading

Heaven, the Hope of Our Souls

Hope is deserting the earth more and more… Everything is complicated; life grows more difficult and heavy, with an increasingly somber economic outlook. “But our citizenship is in heaven,” Saint Paul reminds us (Philippians 3:20). And Saint Peter, Prince of … Continue reading

Life After Death

Table of Contents Introduction — “In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.” Chapter 1 — Death Chapter 2 — Private Judgement Chapter 3 — Hell Chapter 4 — The Sufferings of Hell Chapter 5 … Continue reading