December 15, 2018

Author - 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.

My Fair Lady

I offer my sincere apologies to the musical team of Learner & Loewe, who theatrically introduced the idea of taking a poor Cockney flower girl off the London streets and making her into a cultured and sophisticated woman who could easily hobnob...

The Greek Persuasion

After the comprehensive and well-written essays on this page by Thomas Addis and Vincent Ruggiero, plus an uproar in the secular media, one might question what I might add to this discussion about the evil that has been polluting our Church for...

Thinking About Heaven

I am at the age that every waiting room I sit in makes me think that this could be God’s Waiting Room. I believe that throughout history most people have believed in a God. And with that necessarily follows certain questions of eschatology…that is...

An Aging Elephant

For most Americans, abortion is the elephant in the room. Everyone knows it is there but decorum and civility warrant that it not be discussed in polite company. In the 45 years since Roe v. Wade, the abortion aura has deeply permeated our schools...

A Lost Paradise

Comedians, playwrights and pundits have had a field day with the institution of marriage. For generations, it has served as fertile ground for sitcoms, the stage and cinema from the Bickersons, the Honeymooners and Hennie Youngman to Who’s Afraid of...

The Womb of My Catholic Imagination

The imagination is the eye of the soul. –Joseph Joubert I think Catholic writers have a distinct advantage over atheists or people of other faiths. This is true because the Catholic Church has a 2000-year history that transcends the material...

The Art of the Witness

I recently read Deacon Kurt Godfryd’s incisive article, A Gentle Breeze, in this publication. It was a powerful witness for the faith and the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. It led me to wonder just how many times I have felt that gentle...

Designer Religion

German philosopher Georg Hegel (1770-1831) once asked: What religion would a free people have?  His answer to this rhetorical question was that religion had to divorce itself from the absolute certainty of divine revelation because it could not be...

Boris’ Cow

I have a candidate for the Most Memorable Character column in the Readers’ Digest. I am talking about Boris, a Russian cab driver from my local company. He is one of the funniest and most charming drivers I have ever had. Several years ago, he asked...

The Roman Way into Eternity?

21st century America is witnessing an epidemic of suicides that seems to traverse all demographics. Their motives have historically been variegated. The recent rash of celebrities taking their own lives, such as comedian Robin Williams, fashion...