September 22, 2018

Author - Thomas Addis

THOMAS ADDIS is a retired high school teacher and published author, most recently authoring a children's book, A Gift of Light, which is available at Amazon. An M.A. graduate of Oakland University, he is Associate Editor of Catholic Journal. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and cycling.

Controlling Emotions

Author Rod Dreher, in his 2015 book How Dante Can Save Your Life, explains, in one short sentence, why he left the Catholic Church: “Fraud killed my faith in the Roman Catholic Church.” The fraud he is referring to is the sexual abuse perpetrated by...

Homeless and Clueless in San Francisco

In 2015, Saint Mary Cathedral in San Francisco wanted to keep homeless people from sleeping in four sheltered entryways. Well, the homeless people did more than just sleep; they often urinated and defecated there and left drug paraphernalia behind...

Jim Crow Rises Again

When I was a high school government teacher, one of the texts I used contained a photo of a sit-in at a segregated lunch counter in a southern city during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Four young people, two black and two white, had...

Facing Reality

Suppose that tomorrow ISIS releases a video to all the major television networks in the United States. In the video we see a man wearing a black balaclava which covers his entire head except for his eyes. Speaking with a slight southern American...

A Hard Saying?

Have you ever been to a funeral, and when it is time for the distribution of Communion, the priest announces that only Catholics may receive the Eucharist if they are in a state of grace or are Catholics in good standing? Now the priest is probably...

Are Survivors Inherently Gifted?

Ever since the killing of seventeen people at a Florida high school on Ash Wednesday, the media have selected a handful of students who supposedly represent the anti-gun views of not only a majority of their classmates but also a majority of...

Providence Fails Again

Recently, I wrote an article about two college professors from different historical time periods who experienced similar difficulties in their respective universities. One of the professors was Dr. Anthony Esolen, formerly of Providence College. Dr...

The Ignored Source

Inexplicably, as woman after woman comes forward to accuse celebrities, politicians, and others of sexual assault, and #MeToo becomes a popular rallying cry, no one seems to care about the causes of such brutish behavior on the part of the...