Tag: Truth

An Open Letter to My Niece

It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance. Thomas Sowell Congratulations to all of the 2023 high school graduates! For those of you who are entrepreneurs or going to work, thank you! You keep the...

What Feminism Tried to Take

If I say goodbye, the nation learns to move on. It outlives me when I’m gone. George Washington, “Hamilton” The only important work that most of us will do is raising our children.   George Washington’s bravery and humility...

Dangerous Developments in American Education

The concept of academic freedom is centuries old and has been modified over time. Since 1940 it has had these guiding principles: Teachers are to have “full freedom in research and in the publication of the results,” as well as “freedom in...

Accepting God’s Gift of Light

When I studied philosophy in the seminary, one of the images or examples that made the most sense to me was Plato’s allegory of the cave. Plato, of course, was a famous Greek philosopher who lived over 300 years before Christ. He wanted to...

Worshipping in Spirit and Truth

The story of the three kings from the East, bringing gifts to baby Jesus in Bethlehem, is one that we all remember from childhood. Even now it conjures up exotic images of courage, open mindedness, and faith. But, for a moment, let us strip it of...

No Fear

In a recent Prime Matters newsletter from the University of Mary, Dr. Jonathan Reyes cited St. John Henry Newman: “In an 1865 letter, Newman wrote, “An evil time is before us. Principles are being adopted as starting points, which...

The Gift of Truth

We humans are wonderful creatures, yet we have significant limitations. We can be either in this location or that one, but not in both at once; go up or down the stairs but not in opposite directions at the same time; see as far as our vision...

Growing Rich in What Matters to God

If this parable (Luke 12:13-21) does not give us pause, I cannot think of anything else that will. And this is clearly a matter of life and death; eternal life or eternal death, that is! What shall we do to avoid being called “fool” by the Lord and...