Is It Going To Be Boring?

A couple of summers ago, an old building in Topeka, Kansas was razed by a spectacular implosion. It was a large, 14-story structure, a minor landmark in the downtown area, and the event was scheduled for a Sunday morning so … Continue reading

True Joy

We must serve God with joy and communicate this joy in doing holy things. Saint Thomas Aquinas named the weariness for holy things and the subsequent sadness of living in the service of God, acedia, which means weariness and lack … Continue reading

Why Economic Culture Matters

A review of Becoming Europe: Economic Decline, Culture, and How America Can Avoid a European Future by Samuel Gregg (New York: Encounter Books, 2013) *          *          * It is not often that one finds refreshing nuance in books dealing with economy. Economics … 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

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

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Many days passed before God finally completed the masterpiece of His creation. For nine months, the soul of Mary had given form to her virginal body, and the hour of her happy birth approached. As the suffocating Palestinian summer neared … Continue reading

Confession, the Sacrament of Divine Mercy

In light of government efforts in Ireland to force priests to break the seal of Confession, the American TFP feels it is opportune to recall the following considerations about this most impressive and holy sacrament. To better understand the great … Continue reading

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