Tag: cultural decline

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...

Windmills of the Heart

I have to chuckle every time my fellow Catholics pray for world peace. It reminds me of an irreverent bumper sticker I saw years ago that encouraged us to pray for whirled peas. While praying for universal peace is a noble gesture, the thought of...

Symbolism over Substance

The cowardly slaughter of nine black church members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina in June shocked the nation–and rightfully so. One wonders how the killer could have sat with those good people...

My Inner Drummer

I had a wonderful English teacher my last year of a Catholic prep school in New York City. Father John Jones was a scholarly Jesuit who instructed me in the fine art of the metaphor. Thanks to him I wrote a paper on Macbeth that was surfeited with...