The Holy Spirit and the Next Conclave

The eyes of the whole world — not just Catholics — are turned to St. Peter’s in Rome, wondering who will be the new Vicar of Christ. This time, after a series of shocking and confusing events, the expectation that … 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

Pride and Egalitarianism

Subject to another’s authority, the proud person first hates the particular yoke that weighs upon him. Secondly, the proud man begins to hate all authority in general and all yokes, and, even more, the very principle of authority considered in … 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

The Marvels of Saint Bernadette

After reading the life of any saint, we close the book exclaiming, “What a great saint! I did not think something like this could exist.” Indeed, as long as it is well written, the life of any saint is a … Continue reading

What the Popes Have to Say About Socialism

Anyone who examines the ideology of socialism will see the contrast between the socialist doctrine and the doctrine of the Church.All the same, it is not out of place to review the condemnation of the popes starting with Pius IX … Continue reading

The Apostolic Strategy of Blessed Pius IX

The Nineteenth Century: Ravished by Modernism and Rationalism It is not easy for someone today to have a clear idea of the devastation which rationalism and modernism wrought on European and American society throughout the nineteenth century. At that time, … Continue reading

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