Wolfgang Smith’s project uniting perennial wisdom with authentic scientific discovery thematically ranges from the metaphysical, the empirical, and the mystical. The core of Smith’s endeavor is marked with a bold commitment to truth, scholarly rigor, and an unmatched creative imagination. These are, of course, the usually recognized trademarks of Smith’s systematic genius when a serious … Continue reading The Light of Christ in our Scientistic Era: A Book Review of Unmasking the Faces of Antichrist
In his latest work, Takedown: From Communists to Progressives, How the Left has Sabotaged Family and Marriage, Paul Kengor argues that twenty-first century Americans, with their unprecedented decision to redefine marriage, have unwittingly given to leftist radicals a kind of superweapon with which to finally dispatch their longtime mortal enemies, the family and the Church. The … Continue reading The Rise of Marxist Education in America: A Book Review of Takedown by Paul Kengor
There is little doubt that we are living in a postmodern era. However, defining what “postmodernism” amounts to is much more difficult than a head-nod in simplistic recognition of its cultural influence. Despite the evasive task of defining a movement such as postmodernism and the relevant impact it has had on our culture, it is … Continue reading The Plague of Postmodernism: Further Examination
The Socratic Catholic blog has not spent much time addressing the internal politics of the Catholic Church and the Vatican. There are a number of reasons for not covering this kind of material, most of which is the fact that there are already a variety of traditionalist Catholic web pages and periodicals doing exactly this … Continue reading The Kingdom of God Must Be Defended Like Any Other Kingdom
It’s no secret that Catholics in the 21st century are often confused and frustrated by the dismal situation in their Church. With the clergy sexual abuse scandal, high-ranking prelates participating in drug-fueled orgies, mortal sin and sacrilege being normalized, and now the apparent selling out of faithful Chinese Catholics to their atheistic, mass-murdering persecutors by … Continue reading “Say your Catholic prayers every day, or you will lose your faith”
“Can Anything Stop the Good Times?” asked a recent Wall Street Journal article in which its writers went on to discuss the extremely optimistic attitudes exhibited by bankers and business executives at the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Many people today are apparently asking themselves the same question. It would seem that the … Continue reading Can Anything Stop the Good Times?
The embeddedness of media malpractice in modern Western culture is beyond evidential dispute. The “fake news” meme that has been used against major news outlets is only labeling what has been the case for decades (if not all of American history). The most recent example of the fake news phenomena working to further expose the … Continue reading Media Malpractice
One of the pillars of the postmodern narrative that has corrupted the humanities is that there is no objective truth to be discovered in the world, and that everything necessarily involved in defining the existential predicament of existence is a relativistic construct. These relativistic constructs are used as an ideological cudgel against any competing worldview … Continue reading The Plague of Postmodernism
Since Roe v. Wade, and especially under the conservative movement solidified under the Reagan Presidency, the Republican Party has considered itself to be an advocate for the pro-life movement. Each election cycle, Christians of every variety head to the polls in order to pull the lever for the G.O.P. candidate, expecting thereby to finally end … Continue reading Why Are We Still Marching For Life?
In early October of this year, an estimated one million Catholic Poles gathered on the borders of their nation to pray the Rosary for peace in the world and for the protection of their country. The event, which was wholly organized by lay people, even received recognition from the Polish prime minister, who tweeted his … Continue reading Poland’s Rosary Rallies: An Example for American Catholics