Category: Politics and Society

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

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.

Catholic Education

(A Question or Two on Education) This fall, once again, all over the United States, Catholic boys and girls have enrolled in non-Catholic colleges. For the most of them their motives are simple and not too ambitious — a good … Continue reading

The Great Nineteenth

One of the most justly celebrated works of Catholic history written in the last one hundred years was The Thirteenth, Greatest of Centuries, by James J. Walsh. Figured as the apogee of the Age of Faith, the thirteenth probably has … Continue reading

Spain’s Crusade, 1936-39

When news media late last winter reported that a plaque was to be placed in the New Hampshire capitol building to honor natives of the state who served in the Abraham Lincoln Brigade during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, … Continue reading