Tag: Morality

Sermons to Reverse America’s Decline, Part 2

The decline of America has been underway for decades and has dramatically increased in recent years. Signs of it are now evident throughout our society. Part 1 of this essay explained how Churches can help solve the problem by directly addressing...

Sermons to Reverse America’s Decline

I recently wrote that for many decades politicians have used “Separation of Church and State” to intimidate the clergy to be silent about “political issues,” and that most churches responded accordingly. One result I noted has been to deprive...

Only the Good Die Young

If this old adage is valid, then people my age will have some serious answering to do. The origins of this phrase date back to the statement that Whom the gods love; Best go first. Its history looks to the Greek historian Herodotus, who recounted...

The Watchman

College students are back in the classroom now that a new academic term has begun—but this year some of them will be tempted to take advantage of a new form of cheating previously unavailable: using A.I., or artificial intelligence. Programs such as...

When “Eyes Do Not See, Nor Ears Hear”

Cardinal Dolan began a June 2023 essay by lamenting that “religious freedom—our first and most cherished liberty—has wrongly come to be seen by many in the United States as a partisan cause.” What dangerous people hold this disgraceful view? He...

Authority and the Moral Law

Our form of government in the United States is surprisingly compatible with the long-standing social teaching of the Catholic Church.  St. Pope John XXIII, in his encyclical letter, “Peace on Earth”, teaches, “Authority must be guided by the moral...

A World on Fire

When I was in  high school, every sophomore had to read Caesar’s Gallic Wars. The first line has stayed with me ever since. Omnes Gallia tres partes, which translates to All Gaul is divided into three parts, namely Gallia Celtica, Belgica and...

Catholic Bishops and Leadership

A recent study revealed that half the diocesan priests in the U.S. are experiencing significant burnout. The researchers found that the “major factor” for this is the low “level of trust between a priest and his bishop.“ When asked whom...