The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket

The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket (emphasis added) “No more certain is the state of Thomas’s mind. The memorialists believed unanimously, although with varied insistence and consistency, that he was prepared, even anxious, for martyrdom. In such a case he should not flee from city to city, but given an example to his flock. He … Continue reading The Murder of Saint Thomas Becket

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

Revolution Begets Revolution

This year will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolt and will be celebrated by many who would consider themselves traditional, conservative, and biblical. This, however, is a contradiction. Conserving tradition and furthering revolution are fundamentally at odds. Preserving that which has been handed down cannot at the same time be rebelled against in … Continue reading Revolution Begets Revolution

Christopher Ferrara’s Judicial Thought Experiment

In the article, A High View of Justice?, I argued that the interpretative theory mainstream conservatives utilize when reading the constitution has significant flaws, "This gets to an important point concerning these competing views of constitutional jurisprudence. A primary problem with the conservative view is that they seem to adhere to a jurisprudence that does … Continue reading Christopher Ferrara’s Judicial Thought Experiment

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