November 15, 2019

Tag - cultural decline

Quo vadis, Australia

“A democracy without values easily turns into open or thinly disguised totalitarianism.” – Pope John Paul II Church law forbids the revelation of any sin admitted in confession under the penalty of excommunication. So far each state and...

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...

It’s the Morality, Stupid

Let’s start with a quiz. With which of the following admonitions below would you disagree? Get married before you have children and strive to stay married for their sake. Get the education you need for gainful employment, work hard, and avoid...

Why Family Matters

This year’s U.S. presidential campaign transfixed the public with unparalleled amounts of mudslinging against both major candidates. Meanwhile, American families are sliding downward in their own mire. Progressives like to talk about social inequity...

Social Nudity

Part of the aftermath of Vatican II was a deep misunderstanding of the concept of freedom of conscience. Many mistakenly regarded it as a subjective license to do whatever they wanted. In the past 60 years since the Council, private morality has...

The Lion, the Witch, and What a Wardrobe

Recently a friend wanted to celebrate my birthday by taking me to Stratford, Ontario, to see a stage performance of C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. As usual at Stratford, the acting was excellent and the staging was imaginative...

Changing our Culture

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has made an overt attempt to coax the black community to consider voting for him this coming fall. In a typical campaign speech, Trump will recite a litany of problems plaguing the black communities:...

The “Born That Way” Canard

“I am a homosexual because I was born that way.” “Although I was born a male, I knew from the beginning that I was a woman trapped in a man’s body.” We’ve all heard such declarations before, haven’t we? The logical conclusion is that people...

Today, Everything Seems Out Of Control

A friend of mine told me the other day that the State of Florida is becoming crowded as more and more Americans defer vacationing abroad. This makes sense to me. With Europe now being the center of controversy regarding the Syrian immigration issue...

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