Tag: cultural decline

The Whatever School of Morality, Part Two

Part One of this essay explained that WhateverMorality is the belief that good and evil, right and wrong, are whatever we wish them to be. Also, that though people who have this view believe it makes them more tolerant, it actually has the opposite...

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...

Our Society: Sinking to Tragic Depths

I just can’t believe anymore the pathetic situation in our American homes as well as the depths to which the movie and television industry has fallen. It started out as the Harvey Weinstein scandal and kept spreading. Daily new allegations of sexual...

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...