What Is Culture? All That Enhances the Human Mind

What Is Culture? All That Enhances the Human Mind

What Is Culture? People answer this question in many different ways. Some are inspired by philology, others by all kinds of philosophical and social systems. So many contradictions have arisen around Defining culture, and the related word “civilization” gives rise to so many contradictions that international congresses of scholars and professors have met especially to … Read more

Making Sense of the Chaos that is Destroying America

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the breakup of the Soviet Union, the world’s first communist state. In 1991, the Western world was euphoric at the supposed “death” of communism and the end of the Cold War. The suddenness with which both the USSR and the Berlin Wall fell led some observers to believe … Read more

I Survived COVID-19. Why I Refuse to Live in Fear

This topic is so volatile it demands a disclaimer. My account does not intend to insult those who fear dying from this virus or be insensitive to those who have lost loved ones. I do not wish to diminish the threat it poses to vulnerable people, especially the elderly, or cheapen the sacrifice of health … Read more

This Is Not About Statues. It Is a War on Civilization!

As the violent statue war rages on, it is becoming increasingly clear that the issue is not about the statues. This is a war on civilization. The criteria for toppling historical figures is ever-broadening. Rioters aim to throw down all that was once revered. Nothing is safe; no one is spared. First, it was Confederates … Read more

Victory for the Cross


On June 20, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing the Bladensburg Peace Cross to stand at a busy intersection in Maryland. For nearly 100 years, this memorial has stood in honor of the 49 heroes of Prince George’s County who sacrificed their lives in WWI. Claiming to be offended by the … Read more

The Educational Importance of Manners

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At first glance it might seem rather forced to make a connection between education and manners. In our secular society, manners like morals seem to be optional in the formation of youth. It is something relegated to parents to teach children at the dinner table if and when they eat together. Manners are a feel … Read more

The Civilization of the Lie and Its Rejection of Truth

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Historical eras, like people, have their own defining traits. There is always a particular virtue or vice, hero or villain, war or revolution that indelibly marks a whole year, decade, or even century, making it easy to summarize these eras with a single phrase. The Ancien Régime , the period of French history before the … Read more

A Fedora for All Seasons: Does Using a Hat Matter?

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by Byron Whitcraft On an extremely cold winter day a rather curious incident took place. The temperature was in the frigid teens and made all the more unbearable by a stiff wind. So, I was very anxious to get inside the store that was not far off in the distance. As I entered the vitamin … Read more

How Our Lady Granted Victory at Lepanto

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In times of acute danger and hardship, we must always fly into the arms of the most powerful Mother of God and turn to the recitation of the Rosary. The Battle of Lepanto is a great lesson of confidence for us today. When Saint Pius V ascended to Saint Peter’s throne, Christendom faced perils perhaps … Read more