Stand Up for Tradition

After having attended a sold-out and inspirational Handel’s Messiah, one was left to reflect upon the well-attended, enthusiastic and inspired crowd. In an age where much entertainment is reduced to sound bites and portable electronic devices, it was amazing to … Continue reading

The Equality Myth, a Founding Legend

All epochs have a founding legend, a myth that reflects the underlying zeitgeist, which is the spirit of those particular times. We, who live in the contemporary West, are living in the shadow of the equality myth. Our political and … Continue reading

How to Revive the Notion of Good and Evil

  The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including: •  Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or interdenominational morality, because secularism and interdenominationalism logically lead to amorality. •  Opportunely pointing out that God has … Continue reading

An Obvious Conclusion About Marriage

It should be an obvious conclusion to reach: Marriage is good for society. History confirms this conclusion. Economists can document it. Teachers can perceive it. Children experience it. And yet so many do not want to reach this easy and … Continue reading

When to Practice True Tolerance

I shall present a brief theoretical consideration, followed by a relevant historical example. To tolerate an evil is to consent to its existence. Just as good produces good, evil yields evil. When we are obliged to tolerate something evil, we … Continue reading

The Benefits of Large Families

Experience shows that a family’s vitality and unity are usually in direct proportion to its fecundity.In large families, the children normally look up to the parents as leaders of a sizeable community, given the number of its members as well … Continue reading

Is Hell Really A Deterrent To Crime?

A recent study by psychology Professor Azim F. Shariff from the University of Oregon, supports in part what the Catholic Church has been teaching for the last 2,000 years about justice and Hell. Professor Shariff made a comprehensive analysis of … Continue reading

What is Tolerance?

When it comes to tolerance, confusion reigns supreme. Everyone talks about it, but few seem to know exactly what it is. What, then, is tolerance? Imagine a man with two sons, one with sound principles and a strong will and … Continue reading

Understanding Saint Vincent de Paul

A Review of the book Saint Vincent de Paul by Father Raymond de Thomas de Saint Laurent The book, Saint Vincent de Paul is concise and easy to read. Its author, Father Raymond de Saint Laurent wrote it with the … Continue reading

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