Fighting the Culture War

A Story of Exceptional Valor and Faith

An old adage states that you only meet two great people in a lifetime. After visiting Col. John W. Ripley (USMC Ret.), I can say I met my first one. As Col. Ripley politely invited my colleagues from Tradition, Family … Continue reading

“Jesus, Mary, Get Me There!”

Introduction When a society no longer respects and honors the fighting men willing to shed their blood for its principles, the fault lies not with the fighting men but with society itself. Ingratitude is a subtle vice, but a vice … Continue reading

Knights in Shining Armor

America has the most modern army in the world, yet millions flock to see youthful dreams of medieval jousting become reality. Medieval Times are unique restaurants that attract almost 2,200 people a day. Since opening their first “castle” in 1983, … Continue reading

The Coming Ice Age

One thing modern science has shown the world is just how unscientific it can be. At times, pseudo-scientists skew data to promote a liberal agenda and rail about the evils of man and his harmful effect on the earth. A … Continue reading

Striking the Right Cord

Next year will be the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. It was an event that marked our country and its influence is felt over four decades later with noise some call music that is piped into almost every public place in … Continue reading

The Bigness Thing

Everything has to be big: We live in big houses in big cities, go to work in big cars on superhighways to reach our big businesses where we try to make big money.It’s no secret. Americans have a thing about … Continue reading

A Postmodern Meditation on Death

Of all Catholic meditations, none is more wholesome than that on death. Catholic authors like Saint Alphonsus Liguori wrote passionately and extensively on the subject; modern homiletics seems to avoid it like the plague. The topic remains ever timely nevertheless. … Continue reading

Gratitude: the Memory of the Heart

Gratitude, it has been said, is the most fragile of virtues. This virtue’s feebleness was nowhere more apparent than in the treatment given to American soldiers returning from the Vietnam War. They were sometimes spat upon at airports by fringe … Continue reading

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