Archbishop John Hughes – Truly a ‘Representative Character’

If there are “rags to riches” stories in the Church, surely the story of John Joseph Hughes is one of them. He is one of the most inspiring figures from the history of American Catholicism. If you have ever stepped into the vastness of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in New York City, you have experienced … Read more

Finding the Beauty of the Church and the Route Back Home

The late-nineteenth-century conversion story, En Route, by J. K. Huysmans is a book that penetrates deeply into the mind of the reader. It is an autobiographical yet fictional account of the return journey to the Church of a famous French art critic and novelist in decadent Paris. The book has weathered well the ravages of … Read more

Why I Use the Word Catholic to Describe the Ideal Economy

The adjective Catholic is rarely employed to describe the ideal economy we need. Many would see its use as mere window dressing to make the free market appear a bit more compassionate. Everyone knows that the business of creating wealth comes from industry and business. The accountant’s ledger is the only true measure of this … Read more

Protest at the Met: It Feels Good to Be Catholic Again!

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Nearly 600 Catholics gathered for a June 9 rally in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue to oppose and make reparation for the exhibition, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination. The New York City event was organized by the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) … Read more

The Return of the Druids in Ireland

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The abortion referendum in Ireland is over, and many are devastated by the tragic outcome. Some now conclude that Ireland has surrendered to the secular European agenda. It has lost its Catholic identity. The progressives are now giddy with joy proclaiming a new modern Ireland that has left behind the old. However, there is nothing … Read more