As a teenager, my parents set my curfew at midnight. Sometimes I went over, got punished, apologized, reformed (repeat). I didn't always like it, but I understood I needed to abide by the rules of their home. They were looking after me. As an employee, I'm told regularly to check my email, to lock my … Continue reading Fr. Scott Nolan of St. Stephen’s Parish
What am I to make of my recent vacation to Sweden, of my heritage, and of St. Birgitta's role in my Catholic conversion? The trip was invigorating; knowing one's heritage is a healthy aspect of self-understanding; reading St. Birgitta understandably piqued my interest in Catholicism; all reasonable explanations--or perhaps too superficial. - How did I … Continue reading St. Birgitta of Sweden, Pray for Sweden!
Believing we're in God's image, that we're accountable to God for loving others, that death is God's call and not ours (self-defense and just-war aside), theists easily resist a solution to chronic homelessness that, it seems, those supporting abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, and suicide must logically accept: euthanize the chronically homeless (painlessly and with dignity, of … Continue reading Euthanizing the Chronically Homeless
It's my birthday! In my 57 years I've accomplished nothing especially noteworthy, but not for lack of trying. I guess you could call me a failure. No matter--I've received The Pearl of Great Price; it can't be taken from me and I'm not giving it up. As for my career, still and adjunct lecturer, an … Continue reading Take Care in Defining “Failure” and “Success”
What is a narcopath (Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Anti-Social Personality Disorder)? What is technocracy? Is our world prominently influenced by narcopaths? What organizations or movements do they exert their influence through? Do they work collaboratively, strategically, conspiratorially, to protect and advance their interests? What methods, techniques, and tools might they use most? What ethics theory … Continue reading Is our New World Order being formed by elitist narcopathic technocrats? More Questions:
Michael Matt of The Remnant Underground on Pope Francis and the U.N. Sustainable Development https://youtu.be/w_G4zElw61E
How can one help but filling one's mind with our surrounding horrors? - Suicide and opioid epidemics. - Pornography, promiscuity, and other sexual addictions. - Children receiving chemical castration, placed on a life-long drug regimen and permanently altering their bodies. - Presidential candidates threatening to dissolve tax-exempt status to religious institutions that are unwilling … Continue reading Happy Halloween. Navigating Evil Times
There are so very few conservative professors in the academy. Since their writings are relatively uncommon as peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals, and their views are often caricatured in college textbooks and classrooms, I point you to some .com and .org sites (even though academic web research is normally done in .gov and .edu … Continue reading Alternative web resources for my Philosophy and Ethics courses