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The contrast of light and dark

The contrast of light and dark

Father George W. Rutler

In these days of closures, which must soon end, I am able to offer Mass quietly for the intentions o...

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Why Young Christians Get "Weird"

Why Young Christians Get "Weird"

John Horvat II

Many liberal writers have trouble explaining the attraction that young people have for religion, esp...

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In Praise of Good Teachers

In Praise of Good Teachers

Peter Kwasniewski

Both Aristotle and Saint Thomas Aquinas speak of the debts of gratitude we owe to others — to God, t...

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In Search of Father Damien

In Search of Father Damien

Michael Warren Davis

The history of the Church during pandemic is full of saints who were miraculously defended from dise...

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The systematic order of the material universe

The systematic order of the material universe

Father George W. Rutler

The French theoretical physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916) was amazingly prolific and contributed muc...

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Saint Paul the Sociologist

Saint Paul the Sociologist

David Carlin

Re-reading the first chapter of St Paul’s Letter to the Romans recently, it occurred to me that Paul...

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Holmes & his commentators

Holmes & his commentators

Theodore Dalrymple

According to Hazlitt, if we wish to know the force of human genius, we have only to read Shakespeare...

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The Grace of Suspense

The Grace of Suspense

Fr. Donald Haggerty

God seems at times to parry off our attempts to understand him, resisting our effort to take hold of...

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True Friends of Liberty Are Rare Indeed

True Friends of Liberty Are Rare Indeed

Samuel Gregg

To insist that freedom is inseparable from virtue while also emphasizing the need for strong limits ...

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Persistence against the odds

Persistence against the odds

Father George W. Rutler

"As I was saying..."  That, more or less, is how Saint Athanasius began his homily each time he...

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