Intemperate Lives, Disordered Wills, and Darkened Intellects

In Plato’s Phaedo, the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, a teacher renowned for seeking the truth, loving the truth, defending the truth, and dying for the truth, explained to his pupils that the sublimity of wisdom does not reveal its glorious beauty to those who do not live a moral life. No matter how intelligent, educated, or sophisticated a pupil is, he cannot attain the heights of wisdom if he lives an impure life. Truth, pure by nature, does not reveal itself to the impure: “For one who is not pure himself to attain the…

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Nov, 17 2015

Are Men Allowed To Be Pro-Life?

It happens infrequently, perhaps not as infrequently as the arrival of Halley’s Comet, but infrequently enough to arouse attention: a celebrated media personality…

Oct, 19 2015

Dear Whoopi Goldberg: What the Bible Has to Say about Abortion

Recently, Whoopi Goldberg made the bold announcement that the Bible has nothing to say about the subject of abortion. An audacious statement, especially…

Oct, 2 2015

Law’s Role: To Encourage Passion or Virtue?

For years, many have been trying to ban state and federal funds to those who perform abortions or are associated with an organization that…

Nov, 19 2015

Slouching Towards a Genderless Society

It would seem that in today’s modern US society there are pundits who wish to make gender something that is fluid. Something that can…

Nov, 11 2015

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The general attitude towards children in our society is that they are burdens, drains, and leaches who end our lives as we know them. The

Nov, 4 2015

Biological Reality Matters in the Gay Marriage Debate

This is the first of two articles on understanding the Catholic opposition to Same-Sex Marriage. Find Part I here.

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Nov, 23 2015

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Nov, 20 2015

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Nov, 13 2015

Purgatory and Particular Judgment

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