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 Soul’s Natural Home

In grade school the nuns taught us that our bodies were temples of the Holy Ghost. I don’t know how many really understood what the teaching meant, though it did sound really cool to most of us. I often wonder if they even teach that concept in...

Uncertain Truths

I recently came across a memorable article from my archives. According to an old issue of the New York Times Clive James was dying but as I remember it, he was very good-natured about it. Once a three-fisted drinker and smoker, Mr. James, 75, was...

Hell is Empty

I could have entitled this essay, Deliver us from evil, the last words of entreaty in the Our Father. In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal entitled, Your Periodic Reminder that Evil is Real, renowned journalist Lance Morrow wrote many people...

Dare We Hope

Several years ago, I published an essay for my blog the Gospel Truth that contained my musings on life after death. It created some interesting feedback. My treatment of salvation caused the greatest concern. My main critic erroneously thought that...

The American Glass is Nearly Empty

I struggled over the use of The American Glass… as my title, substituting, A Bad Dream. I finally stuck with my original thought because I am essentially a realist. I do not believe in optimism or pessimism, so the above...

The Coming of Old Age

While popular entertainment is usually about teens and other young people finding themselves, getting old is a different story. Many in my generation look back and ruminate on where they have been, what they have done and the meaning of it all...

On God’s Doorstep

Though the Covid, the nation’s first pandemic in just over a century, may seem like a distant memory, it caused a national stress that reaped an incalculable physical and mental harm on several millions of our people, especially our children that...

At the Foot of the Cross

The usual response to the question, who were the people at the foot of the Cross, is the blessed women and the Apostle John. The three Mary’s and Jesus’ favorite follower were not the only ones there. As Mark’s Gospel tells us, Then the soldiers...