Finding Return to Order in the Book of Proverbs

Some time ago, I received a very kind letter from a mother of eight who found a novel way to apply the principles of Return to Order. She suggested a study of the Book of … Continue reading

What Does a Society Based on Faith and Charity Look Like?

Historian Dr. Andrew Willard Jones has managed to write a fascinating new book about medieval Christendom that discusses the amazing social relationships that brought individuals and families together as a people. This perspective is well … Continue reading

Getting Rid of Frenetic Intemperance in Our Own Lives

There are certain things that each of us can do personally to return to order. Our core denunciation is that of a reckless spirit of frenetic intemperance which is constantly throwing our economy out of … Continue reading

When Institutions Decay

Niall Ferguson’s The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die is intriguing since the title reflects what should be an obvious connection: Social institutions do affect economies. The noted British historian’s latest book is … Continue reading

What Has Happened to Community?

In modern society, there is no longer the sense of communal space where conversation and leisure normally took place. There is no longer a feeling of community where people sense the satisfaction of being together. … Continue reading

When Was Musical Harmony Invented?

At the time of the Romans and Greeks, all voices and instruments sang and played a single musical line. They had no idea of creating harmonies. Historian Rodney Stark reveals that, “It was medieval musicians … Continue reading

Toward Virtuous Leadership: Fixing the Military’s Moral Compass

By Lieutenant Colonel David G. Bolgiano, USAF, Retired* Alexandre Havard writes in Virtuous Leadership on the importance and relevance of the cardinal virtues – prudence, fortitude (or courage), temperance (or self-control) and justice – to … Continue reading