Tag: Relativism

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...

Memories in a Changing World

My wife and I decided to move to a new home in Georgia last year. At our ages it was probably not a smart life change but sometimes you just have to push the envelope near the edge of the table. After nine arduous months of waiting for the home...

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...

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...

There is Only One Truth

What is the relevance which the solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe should have for each one of us? It is strikingly significant that, every third liturgical year, Christ the King of the universe is introduced to us while standing in front...

The Root Cause of Our Division

There is a lot of talk these days about ending the division in the United States. People on both sides of the political aisle are leading the discussion, and educators and media people are joining in. Unfortunately, few of these people have any clue...

More Awesome than This?

Amid all the bad things that fill the front pages of our newspapers and are covered by the media in general, something reassuring is happening in our country and in other parts of the world: some divinely-enlightened parents act in a wiser and...

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...