January 20, 2021
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William Borst

William Borst

WILLIAM A. BORST has taught at virtually all levels of education from elementary school through university, published commentaries in many local and national publications, and hosted a weekly talk show on WGNU radio for 22 years. Having recently served as editor of the Mindszenty Report, Dr. Borst is the author of two prominent books: Liberalism: Fatal Consequences (1999) and The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy (2005). He holds a PhD in American History from St. Louis University.

The Loss of Innocence

If there is one issue of Catholic moral teaching that has wasted more time and energy of the faithful in the pews, it is the death penalty. Acceptance and approval of capital punishment within the Catholic Church has varied throughout history...

A Victim of Jesuit Education

As a frustrated comedian, I have been writing some of my own lines over the years. I enjoy springing my one-liners on unsuspecting strangers on elevators or at cocktail parties. One of my originals was the admission that I have been a victim of 11...

Our Most Important Product

It was so good to have a modicum of sports, especially baseball, to distract me from the political, medical and cultural woes that have befallen our country. Still something is not right with us and I do not mean the Wuhan-19 virus. In reading about...

A History Lesson

The first line from soul singer Sam Cooke’s 1960 hit, Wonderful World, begins prophetically Don’t know much about history! How is it that Americans seem so ignorant of their own history? And why is it what they presume to know sounds as if it had...

The Marxist Imagination

There are a myriad of different kinds of imaginations. The one I am the most familiar with is the Catholic Imagination, especially Andrew Greeley’s wonderful book of the same name.  In my past essay, the Womb of My Catholic Imagination I explored...

A Seamless Contradiction

Two unseemly connected fields have long played a major role in my life outside of my family home. I have been a baseball fan since 1952. I have been writing and even teaching about baseball for just under a half century. I have been active in the...

A Public Genuflection

One of the initial things I learned as a practicing Catholic in the first grade, 71 years ago, was how to genuflect. Dating back to at least, Alexander the Great in fourth Century Persia, the act of taking a knee or sometimes both knees has been a...

The Prisoner

The Prisoner is a 1967 British science fiction–allegorical television series about an unidentified British intelligence agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village, where his captors try...