Category: Politics and Society

Christendom no longer exists, but, nevertheless, Catholics must be active members of their respective societies and agents of justice in a world bereft of moral values. We must know history, not merely current events. European history, after the conversion of the nations, was the history of the Church. This history is certainly important to know. But, as Americans, we cannot afford to be ignorant of our own history. The virtue of patriotism, which is actually a natural manifestation of the supernatural gift of piety, demands that we have an appreciation for whatever is good in the history of this land of ours, not just after 1776, but since events were recorded here. The virtue of patriotism also obligates us to recognize the sins of our nation. “My country right or wrong,” is an evil axiom that changes patriotism into self-adulating nationalism.

As Catholics, we ought to be justly concerned about world events, especially about the persecution of the Church that is going on in other countries. Advantage ought to be taken of the many good Catholic outlets of information that are available today. Our website is a good source of the news that counts. From our religious perspective, we are able to bypass the useless information and disinformation that fills the major media, and provide the news that affects our lives as members of the Church militant. If it doesn’t help anyone sub specie aeternitatis (under the aspect of eternity) we don’t post it.

Matteo Salvini Makes His Move

At the beginning of August Italian Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, accused by liberals within Catholicism of “exploiting” the religion because he holds aloft his rosary and kisses its crucifix at political rallies, announced withdrawal of his party, … Continue reading

Three Million March for Jesus

Even if they have never participated in one, probably all regular visitors to the SBC website know that every January a massive pro-life demonstration, the March for Life, takes place in Washington, D.C. Ordinary people, if not our coastal elites, … Continue reading

Voting

A couple of weeks ago President Trump formally launched his campaign for reelection and the crowded field of Democrats seeking their party’s presidential nomination have had their first television debate. Election year 2020 is upon us. That makes this a … Continue reading

Now and Then

Now and then there is an excellent piece of news that doesn’t make headlines but deserves to be passed on if only because it will bring a smile of satisfaction to more than a few if they haven’t heard it … Continue reading

‘A New Europe is Born’

It is wonderful when you look forward in eager anticipation to an event and then have your expectations fulfilled by it. It was like that for those, including this writer, who expected the results of the May 26 elections for … Continue reading