Monthly Archive: June 2014

The easy life

No one ever said it would be easy. I think all of us recognize that there’s some truth to that old saw, especially those of us who strive, however poorly in the case of the present writer, to walk in the ways of …

Charismatic stones

From Catholic News Service comes the following video of the Holy Father being “prayed over” by “Charismatic Catholics” at their gathering in Rome. Fifty years ago no one, and I mean no one would recognize this activity as even remotely associated with the …

Celebrating Babel

Among the glorious lessons of Pentecost that have been extolled by the Fathers of the Church from the earliest times concerns their understanding of the event as the undoing of Babel and the restoration of unity that was foretold by the prophets. From …

The stench of an Irish rat

A gruesome story out of Tuam, Ireland, about the alleged mistreatment of children at a long-since closed Catholic institution for unwed mothers, is making international headlines. The Washington Post, for example, published the following: Bodies of 800 babies, long-dead, found in septic tank …

“I told you so”

For who can fail to see that society is at the present time, more than in any past age, suffering from a terrible and deep-rooted malady which, developing every day and eating into its inmost being, is dragging it to destruction? You understand, …