Why Apple Is Shaking in Its Boots

I have always believed that Apple fears no one. Valued at over one trillion dollars, the maker of iPhones and iPads can do whatever it wants when marketing its products. It can count on the loyalty of tens of millions … Continue reading

Software Developers Compete for Our Primal Instincts

Marketers have long understood that one of the most powerful weapons in their arsenal is fear created by anxiety. While anxiety is not properly fear, it does trigger fear, which in turn activates our primal instincts—the fight-or-flight syndrome. Anxiety can … Continue reading

When the Human Element Is Not Enough

Every one of us will have to face death one day. Dr. Paul Kalanithi gives a stirring account of facing his own mortality in his recently-published, posthumous memoir When Breath Becomes Air. His insights about death and the interesting journey … Continue reading

God’s Mercy “On Those Who Fear Him”

The ceremonies of Holy Week, in which we remember the sorrowful Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ and His glorious Resurrection, lead us to meditate on the seriousness of sin and on the infinite justice of God, as … Continue reading

Who Trusts in God Shall Not Be Confounded

After dealing with the importance of conforming to God’s will, Saint Francis de Sales, in his work Consoling Thoughts writes of the excellence of the virtue of confidence.   *          *          *   Let the heavens combine against me, let the earth … Continue reading

Love and Fear in Christian Piety

According to Church teaching, love and fear of God are virtues. Since neither antagonism nor contradiction can exist among the virtues, love does not exclude fear and fear does not exclude love. Furthermore, both of these virtues are essential for … Continue reading

A Commentary on Fortitude

There are times, when the Holy Spirit requires from a Christian something beyond interior resistance of the enemies of his soul: he must make an outward protestation against error and evil, as often as position or duty demands it. On … Continue reading