A Misconception of Compassion

Not a few Americans have an aversion to social and economic inequalities. This repulsion arises not so much from philosophical convictions as from a temperamental disposition at the heart of which lies a serious misconception about the nature of compassion. … Continue reading

Our Lady’s Advice to Saint John Bosco

We must not worry about appearances when it comes to what people may think of us when doing our duty. The great Saint John Bosco, founder of the Salesian Congregation, disclosed to a small group of friends an important supernatural … Continue reading

The Chaplain Was a Sky Soldier

In the early morning hours of November 9, 1967, as American artillery and aircraft pounded an 875-meter-high hill near Dak To, Vietnam, Fr. Charles Watters offered Mass at its base. Many Protestants joined the Catholics for the well-attended service. Soon, … Continue reading

Fr. Joseph O’Callahan: The Bravest Man

You may also like Catholic Military Chaplains: America’s Forgotten Heroes Fr. Emil Kapaun: The Good Thief The Chaplain Was a Sky Soldier A Padre in Jump Boots General James Livingston Speaks out on Repeal of Stolen Valor Act Remembering Mr. … Continue reading

Ideals To Aspire To

You may also like Semper Fidelis: Inspiring New Book on Catholic War Hero, Col. John W. Ripley A Case for Moral Courage: How Colonel John Ripley Exemplified the Trait – and What We Can All Learn from Him Farewell to … Continue reading

Who Will Guarantee the Peace?

Since 1990, a crowd has gathered every year at Fort Benning in mid-November to protest against the activities of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (formerly called the School of the Americas) and demand its closure. The annual event … Continue reading

Farewell to a Legend

The family and friends of Col. John Walter Ripley said their final goodbyes during a moving funeral ceremony on November 7, 2008 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He was laid to rest with full military honors in … Continue reading

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