News Commentary


American soldiers face the prospect of serious injury and death with unflinching courage. Their existence within a nation dominated by a self centered “me culture” is yet another paradox which can be found “only in America.” When Todd Beamer boarded … Continue reading

The War of Words: What is an Insurgent?

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, but a well chosen word can make an otherwise clear picture, quite obscure. This became very evident for me recently as I read an Associated Press article1 about how 76 … Continue reading

Brazil says NO to Gun Control

The international left was monitoring with great expectations the results of Brazil’s weekend referendum on a nationwide ban on the sale of guns and ammunition. A Yes vote would have been celebrated as a victory for gun control not only … Continue reading

The Errors of an Epoch

On a recent visit to Latvia, President Bush denounced the negotiations in Yalta, which abandoned Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union towards the end of World War II. He stated: The agreement at Yalta followed in the unjust tradition of … Continue reading

“Getting a Life?”

Much has been said about Laura Bush’s performance at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Many were appalled by the ribald and bawdy remarks that seemed to target the very values that values voters hold dear. Others, however, were only … Continue reading

Forgotten Honor

Before the 2004 elections fade into history, it is good to remember that moral values were only part of the wining equation. There was another factor, indeed another moral value, which was all too quickly forgotten: honor. It was the … Continue reading

Krakow Says NO!

The city of Krakow would seem to be an unlikely place for a heated debate over homosexual “rights” and same-sex “marriage.” Poland’s cultural capital is situated in a conservative region in this overwhelmingly Catholic country. The city’s homosexual population is … Continue reading

A Great Moral Battle Brews in America

Among the many surprises that will mark 2004 is the fact that a gripping film about Our Lord, “The Passion of the Christ,” dominated the movie screens and humbled Hollywood producers by breaking box-office records. Perhaps even surprising, however, is … Continue reading

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