This is about where I left off in the last Ad Rem, with my (slightly edited) “blogger swan song”: Father Feeney’s statements on Judaism were very strong, yes. So were the statements of St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, and a … Continue reading
(Books by or about Father Denis Fahey are available at store.catholicism.org) On account of the confusion of mind prevalent among Catholics concerning the question of Anti-Semitism, a few words must be said about it.
The Dialogue of the Carmelites, by Francis Poulenc, is one of the few operas composed in the past half century worth hearing. Poulenc based his 1958 work on a drama of the same title that was written by Georges Bernanos, … Continue reading
Jewish author Daniel Goldhagen’s recent book, A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust And Its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair (Alfred A. Knopf; 362 pages; $25.00), contains what may be considered the ultimate aim of all … Continue reading
“The Enlightenment” is the name by which are known both an intellectual movement and an historical period usually considered as having begun in the 17th century and reaching their height in the 18th. However, insofar as ideas spawned by the … Continue reading
Editor’s Introduction: The following piece is about a home-town boy of ours, one from Richmond, New Hampshire, where this journal is published. While for us it has “local flavor,” we think it worthy of publishing for two reasons.
There are about a billion Moslems in the world today. Their number is growing, while the number of those of European ancestry — Westerners — is dwindling.
An editorial in the Boston Globe of December 19, puts our beloved founder, Father Leonard Feeney, in a very good light. Naturally, James Carroll, the Globe columnist, did not intend that; but in his piece, entitled “What would Cardinal Cushing … Continue reading