Happy Halloween. Navigating Evil Times

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

Alternative web resources for my Philosophy and Ethics courses

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

U.S. Bishops Approve the Pope’s Capital Punishment Ban – Crisis Magazine

Sæva indignatio. Few writers in the history of English letters could express “savage indignation” at human folly as did Jonathan Swift who wrote those words for his own epitaph. Our times give ample opportunity to empathize with him, and that is never more so than when clerics get together in large numbers. Bishops have many … Continue reading U.S. Bishops Approve the Pope’s Capital Punishment Ban – Crisis Magazine

A Call to Form Catholic Men’s College Employee Clubs

Meet at a Eucharistic Adoration chapel or before the Tabernacle, for twenty minutes of silent prayer and adoration. Decide where to go for coffee, from there, to discuss for twenty minutes something from the day's Missal or Breviary readings. Then, after informally chatting for twenty minutes, close with a Litany. Hang around, as time allows, … Continue reading A Call to Form Catholic Men’s College Employee Clubs

Celebrating International “Women’s” Day

I'd like to celebrate International Women's Day; but I fear doing so might open me to the disastrous charge of being out of touch with cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs proving the gender-binary to be a trans-phobic myth. By "Women's" Day, it seems the celebration assumes the outdated definition of "woman" as being "female" (with xx chromosomes, etc., … Continue reading Celebrating International “Women’s” Day