There are saints who sweep across the sky of their generation like blazing comets signaling the reality and glory of God. Others silently earn grace for a world blind to their presence. Matt Talbot, the friend of God whose life ended on a Dublin sidewalk on June 7, 1925, was one of those hidden holy. Matt Talbot may well become the Churchs first known alcoholic saint.
Recently, the newspapers and television news programs have had reports on the drug RU-486, an abortion drug. I have heard some people say that this drug is something good because it eliminates the need for an abortion and is really just a form of contraception. As Catholics, how do we view this drug?
Father de Torre explains how it is the Judeo-Christian tradition with its distinctive philosophy which has given the edge to the Western world in science and technology, economics, political institutions, and the creative arts.
"A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue" by Wendy Shalit, is a bombshell.
Father de Torre shows how democracy, in its fully developed modern sense, is a result of the final political flowering of Gospel values.