Culture and Politics2017-10-09T00:49:02-04:00

Articles on Culture and Politics

“A good Catholic meddles in politics, offering the best of himself, so that those who govern can govern. But what is the best that we can offer to those who govern? Prayer!”  Pope Francis

The Pope of Princes and Paupers

March 14th, 2020|

One of the most astounding aspects of the modern papacy is its increasingly universal appeal. As part of his regular round of duties the pope welcomes everyone. He greets prisoners and prime ministers, prostitutes [...]

Paradise and Paranoia

February 15th, 2020|

Two quirks haunt human nature. They are connected in a sick symbiosis, feeding off each other like the proverbial snakes gorging in mutual cannibalism. One quirk is the desire for paradise. The second is [...]

Conversion or Conquest?

September 26th, 2019|

Radical Islamists seem intent on conquest. It has always been so. From the beginning and down the ages, radical jihadists have attempted to convert people to their religion by force. “”Convert” they cry “or [...]

Is Mercy Always Mushy?

August 17th, 2019|

When I was a boy and all us kids were watching TV, we could tell when a love scene was about to start. The couple drew closer, the violins started to play and when [...]

The Tyranny of Tenderness

August 10th, 2019|

Walker Percy and Flannery O’Connor agreed that “tenderness leads to the gas chambers”, and what they were trying to get through our thick heads is that tenderness without truth is tyranny. As Rodney Stark [...]

Go to Top