405,000 Send Filial Appeal to the Pope

405,000 people, including 104 prelates — cardinals, archbishops and bishops — have so far signed the “Filial Petition” to His Holiness Pope Francis asking for “a word of clarification” as the “only way to overcome the growing confusion among the … Continue reading

What We Can’t Not Know

In a world where baby body parts are bought and sold and marriage has been redefined, it is urgent that we reaffirm that there are certain broad, moral truths that we can’t not know. It needs to be said and … Continue reading

No Professor Left Behind

I recently had the opportunity to guest lecture for an American Government class at a private Midwestern college. My friend who teaches the class invited me to share some insights about political theory. While I have taught classes to select … Continue reading

Vietnam Frightened by Freedom

China has been taking substantial flak for severely restricting the lip service they pay to freedom of speech after having issued the infamous Document No. 9, which severely limited free speech. It has now started what appears to be a trend … Continue reading

A New Blasphemous Play: The Testament of Mary

A narrow-minded, vulgar, egoistic and even idolatrous woman — this is how Irish author Colm Tóibín presents the Blessed Virgin Mary in his novel (now making its debut on the stage) titled The Testament of Mary. His blasphemous play is … Continue reading

What about Gun Violence in Brazil?

There are plenty of people who point to countries with fewer guns as models for the United States. However, there are few who take notice of Brazil, a country with far fewer guns that still manages to have much greater … Continue reading

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