Category: Columns

In Defense of Father Oprah

There is not much one can say in defense of a charismatic, celebrity-priest who violates his promise of clerical celibacy, resists correction, uses his superstar status to bash Church discipline, and then responds favorably to a crass church-hopping invitation from … Continue reading

The Right Thing To Do

Our government is now granting homosexual paramours of US diplomatic personnel the same benefits as lawful spouses. I’m sure nobody’s falling over at the news; I certainly am not. What did raise my philosophical eye-brow to half-mast, however, was Madam … Continue reading

My Own Notre Dame

I went to a school run by the Congregation of the Holy Cross, Holy Cross School. The brothers there are part of that same Congregation still affiliated with Notre Dame. We even had the same fight song, the euphonium part … Continue reading

The Root of the ND Problem

There is so much commentary about President Obama’s Notre Dame invitation on Catholic websites that little more can be said. It’s the “little more” that the Philosopher would like to contribute.