Michael Baglino

MICHAEL J. BAGLINO, Ed. D. is a retired college teacher, most recently an adjunct professor in behavioral science at Palm Beach State College, Florida. He is a graduate of both Winona State University, MN and Florida International University, Miami. Michael is also a retired entertainer [singer/actor], performing primarily as a Frank Sinatra tribute artist under the name ‘Michael Matone’. A parishioner of St. Therese de Lisieux Catholic Church in Wellington, FL, Michael serves as a lector and Knights of Columbus member. He is a professional member of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. The Baglino family, wife, children and grandchildren all live in South Florida.

He is the author of a trilogy of books ‘You Only Live Thrice’, ‘More from a Florida Catholic’, and ‘Europe Meets Florida’. ‘From Gramsci to Freud: 7 Anti Christian Philosophers who Ruined America’ and ‘The Dr. B. Reader’ are his most recent for 2023. Dr. Baglino presents in his books a series of articles and vignettes on religion, psychology, politics and culture. He shows us that God is with us in our daily lives through all our trials, travels and decisions. Insights are garnered from classical education along with our participation in this post-modernist world. Throughout we see splashes of Catholic thought from St. Ignatius of Loyola to St. Thomas Aquinas to a more contemporary and soon to be Saint Fr. Walter Ciszek. Definitely not without humor, Michael presents a down to earth and Catholic perspective to so many of our contemporary issues.

How You Can Save $5000 by Visiting Miami Beach

It’s the way I see it. Maybe I’m wrong, but usually not. When this writer first visited Miami in the early 1970s, Surfside, FL was a lovely beach-side sparse neighborhood at the north end of Miami Beach. It was a casual ocean front community of sun...

How Neurotic are Americans? Part I

“The cry of the neurotic is ‘woe unto you if you are not perfect’.” This is a quote from famed Neo Freudian Karen Horney. [pronounced horneye, BTW] Today we have a phenomenon called political correctness, progressing into ‘wokeness’. It has been...

Those Frightening Knights

The speech below was given to St. Therese de Lisieux Parish, Wellington, Florida on behalf of the Knights of Columbus Council 12738. Its purpose was for recruitment and was supplied to me by Brother Stan Lee Fatt, Grand Knight. This was my edited...

Three Anchors of Our Faith

Why do you exist and what are you going to do about it? That is your personal mission. To go forward with a personal mission will give you direction and clear intentions. By recognizing our values and strengths we propel ourselves toward an...

Anti-Christian Philosophers Who Ruined America

They tell us this all the time. We are out of the mainstream. We have become extremist. The liberal establishment is intent on painting those outside of their ideological mindset as extremist and threats to our democracy. All hogwash; it is them...

The Logic of Liberalism

We’ve heard it many times. You oppose the policy of excessive social welfare programs or even BLM, so then you must be a racist. Never mind the over bloated bureaucracy and government spending such programs engender. Never mind the Marxist agenda of...

Catholicism, Political Correctness, and Wokeness

When drug addict and felon, George Floyd, died at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, thousands of people began marching and rioting in protest against the police and in support of Mr. Floyd. A few years later, thousands of Jews were murdered...

Intelligent but Not Smart

Resonance, according to the American Heritage College Dictionary: “the increase in amplitude of oscillation of an electric or mechanical system due to a periodic force whose frequency is equal or very close to the natural or undamped frequency of...

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