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

How to Revive the Notion of Good and Evil

  The notion of good and evil can be revived in various ways, including: •  Avoiding all formulations that smack of secularist or interdenominational morality, because secularism and interdenominationalism logically lead to amorality. •  Opportunely pointing out that God has … Continue reading

Alone in the Coliseum

Throughout Her long and glorious history, the Catholic Church has endured persecution as well as moments of triumph. The Health and Human Services (HHS) regulations mandating Catholics and Catholic organizations to offer contraceptive, abortifacient and sterilization coverage in their insurance … Continue reading

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