Saint Albert the Great: Why Property is Needed

Saint Albert the Great (1200-1280) was a theologian and philosopher of great renown. He was a Dominican bishop, best known as a teacher of Saint Thomas Aquinas at the University of Paris. He simply states … Continue reading

What Should the Church Be Doing in the Fight Against Obesity

In the past, the Catholic Church was well positioned to favor excellent nutrition to the faithful. Through its liturgical feast days, a wonderful rhythmic ebb and flow of life adapted well to our nature. In … Continue reading

Christmas: “The Most Audacious Dream Imaginable”

Adapted from Return to Order If by “dream,” we mean the process by which we idealize our goals in society. This type of dream sustained by grace is what the Church proposed and spread throughout … Continue reading

Yes, Virginia, There Is a God

It is has become a custom for practically every newspaper in America to reprint, during the Christmas season, the marvelous editorial, “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Since it first appeared in 1897, it … Continue reading

The Amazing Origins of the Most Beautiful Christmas Song

Far beyond the ocean, in a valley in the Austrian Alps, lies the age-old village of Oberndorf, looking now much as it did one, two, or three hundred years ago. In the center of the … Continue reading

Can America’s Schools Be Saved? An Insider Weighs In

The American education system has long been in crisis. It seems every administration seeks to reform the system, but it usually ends up making matters worse. The book, Can America’s Schools Be Saved? How the … Continue reading