Who is the Real Saint Anthony?

There is a tendency nowadays to depict saints as people who 
bypass the realities of life and somehow attain sanctity with 
little effort. Here we have two pictures of Saint Anthony of Padua. The first is a fresco in the … Continue reading

The Tale of An Ungrateful City

Scene: A small town having all of the conventional characteristics of a small town: a central public square leading to a graceful church with stained-glass windows, a tower, bells, and a clock; across from the church, a water fountain; then, … Continue reading

Carrying a Big Stick

Of all the world’s problematic regimes, North Korea certainly ranks among the worst. This has been manifested recently in their tests of long-range missiles and nuclear arms, both of which are forbidden under current agreements with the rogue nation. On … Continue reading

Two Ways of Looking at Country Life

It is six o’clock in the evening. The toil of the day has come to an end. The noble tranquility of the atmosphere envelops the vastitude of the fields, inviting one to repose and meditation. Nature is transfigured by a … Continue reading

Private Property

Today I fulfill a longstanding promise of providing my readers with a collection of pontifical texts concerning private property. The tumultuous situation of the times had led me to other themes. Now, however, I have the satisfaction of making these … Continue reading

Trouble Brewing in China

For decades, American businessmen have been outsourcing production and setting up factories in Communist China. They cite a large and industrious work force with minimal labor costs as the reason that supposedly allows them to manufacture a product at the … Continue reading

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