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

‘Nones’ or Nuns?

May 4th, 2019|

They’re called ‘nones’ by the pollsters. This is the name for Americans who do not affiliate themselves with any particular denomination--and the number of ‘nones’ is growing. A poll conducted by the Pew Forum

Was Thatcherism Catholic?

April 20th, 2019|

Afflicted with a severe case of undergraduate Anglophilia, I went to study at Oxford the year Margaret Thatcher was elected Prime Minister. I continued to live in England for the next twenty five years.

Blind Benjamin Franklin

April 13th, 2019|

Apart from his rejection of wigs and the incident with the kite, the key and the lightning bolt, I’m afraid I have never been impressed or attracted to Benjamin Franklin. There was too much

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