The Danger of Christian Complacency

Certainly not all Christians in America celebrated the election of Donald Trump to the presidency, but many did, and not without some good reason. While a Clinton Presidency 2.0 would have likely meant federal efforts to force Christian business owners, medical professionals, and educators to violate their consciences, the Trump administration, despite its many faults, … Continue reading The Danger of Christian Complacency

The Final Countdown

The 13th of next month will mark the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Among the requests she made to the three shepherd children there was that the Holy Father, in union with all the Catholic bishops of the world, consecrate the nation of Russia to her Immaculate Heart. She explained … Continue reading The Final Countdown

Catholics on the Court: Then and Now

“All-male, all-Roman Catholic majority on Supreme Court puts religious wrongs over women’s rights.” Thus read an advertisement which appeared in the New York Times in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of Hobby Lobby and other employers who objected on religious grounds to providing their employees with various forms of birth control. The obvious insinuation of … Continue reading Catholics on the Court: Then and Now

The Praetorian Guard, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and Michael Flynn: Dangerous Precedents

On the first day of my Ancient and Medieval Civilizations class, I always ask my students why we study history. One of them always replies that if we don’t learn from history, we will be doomed to repeat it. I think this is true. I also think that we as a people never learn from … Continue reading The Praetorian Guard, the U.S. Intelligence Community, and Michael Flynn: Dangerous Precedents