Tag: moral relativism

The Whatever School of Morality

One of the most fundamental and ancient moral precepts is Do Good and Avoid Evil. It was expressed (in different words) in the Hippocratic Oath between the fifth and third centuries before Christ. More than a millennium later, St. Thomas...

A Game of Tegwar

When I was an adolescent, Hasbro had a board game, called A Game of Life. I do not remember playing it more than once or twice. I preferred Monopoly and Clue. From what I understand it has been immune to most of the vast cultural changes we have...

False Freedom

“For freedom Christ set us free; so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” (Gal. 5:1) St. Paul writes to us of a type of freedom loftier than the one guaranteed us by the Constitution. It is the freedom for which Christ died and...

A Seamless Contradiction

Two unseemly connected fields have long played a major role in my life outside of my family home. I have been a baseball fan since 1952. I have been writing and even teaching about baseball for just under a half century. I have been active in the...

Walls and Swords

It is painfully obvious that America has fallen off its cultural path and is at war with itself over a multitude of issues. The author of the new book Why Liberalism Failed, Patrick Deneen has brilliantly exposed the historical roots of this...

A Stygian Lifeboat

One of Alfred Hitchcock’s most memorial films was his 1944 classic, Lifeboat, which depicted eight survivors adrift in a boat after their ship had been sunk by a Nazi submarine. Their story is one of courage, self-sacrifice, and Christian charity in...

What Happened to America?

Many people are asking what has happened to our country. The question is occasioned both by the growing number of problems facing us—including terrorism, racial unrest, governmental profligacy, political intransigence, and educational decline—and by...

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...