Should Society Cheer for Rude People?

As a historian and history teacher, I have looked at many old photographs and films. I often included these in my classes and marveled at how my students saw things in the photos that I overlooked. I especially remember showing some grainy film of a baseball game from about 1910. I wanted to illustrate how … Read more

To the Left: Stop Weaponizing the Word “Selfish”

Selfish is a word that is gaining currency in the coronavirus crisis. Those who oppose excessive lockdown measures can easily find themselves shamed by this latest word in the liberal lexicon, comparable to the expression anti-choice. The word is common enough. A dictionary definition of selfish is the state of being “concerned excessively or exclusively … Read more

What Do You Do on a Cruise Ship When the Party’s Over?

If there is an image that corresponds to the coronavirus crisis of our society, it would be that of the Diamond Princess cruise ship infected in mid-cruise. Before tragedy struck, it had every modern comfort and entertainment. The bands were playing, the theaters were full, the restaurants crowded, and its boutiques well-stocked. The atmosphere was … Read more

This is the Sure Cure for Coronaphobia

The coronavirus dominates world news, whipping up a hysteria rarely seen in modern times. While the virus has yet to display its full fury, the reaction to it is at a frenzy.  There are two spectacles taking place: the coronavirus and the fear of the coronavirus that might be called coronaphobia. At this point, the … Read more

Sin and Vice Do Not Belong in the GDP

Economics can be a brutal science. Its focus is limited to a particular part of human activity that deals with the process of wealth creation, acquisition, production, and consumption. It measures what has, and not what should have, been done. Economics is also a science of measurements. By calculating profits and losses, businessmen can plan … Read more

Learning to Blame Others for America’s Opioid Epidemic

There is talk that the government will soon file lawsuits against the pharmaceutical firms that make opioid painkillers. They claim that these companies have failed to warn patients about the addictive nature of their product, which in turn allowed them to amass huge profits. This is not the only plan to solve the opioid crisis. … Read more

Can Twitter Be an Occasion of Sin?

Can Twitter Be an Occasion of Sin?

Everyone talks about the addictive aspect of Twitter but not its moral effects. Can Twitter lead to sin? Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence, R.I. evidently thinks so. In a final tweet, he wrote that the social media platform had become a “distraction” to him, an “obstacle” to his spiritual life and an “occasion of sin.” The … Read more

Blasphemous Professor Protested at Jesuit-run Catholic College

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On April 7, the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) organized and prayed a rosary of reparation outside the gates of the Jesuit-run College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass. They were protesting the recently revealed writings of Prof. Tat-Siong Benny Liew, head of the college’s New Testament Studies … Read more

Homosexual Ideology, Satanic Pride

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[Editor’s note: the following article was published on June 27, 2011 around the time of the events recorded below. Though the incidents listed and described are years past, the central message remains relevant]. June 11, 2011 saw one more parade to glorify the vice of homosexuality. Dubbed, Europride or Eurogaypride, it was held in Rome, … Read more