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.

Time for Kings

This coming Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King for us Extraordinary-type Catholics. You know what that means, kids! Yes, it’s time to announce the winner of the annual “Why Monarchy Is Superior” essay contest. (Didn’t hear about it? … Continue reading

The Faith All But Dead in Quebec

O Canada! In “Neither practising nor believing, but Catholic even so,” we learn of the tragic state of the Church in Quebec. The article summary reads: “The ‘baptized pagans’ of Quebec, the most secularized society in the Western world, have … Continue reading

Conserving Something or Other

Over at Taki’s Magazine, Charles Coulombe playfully takes readers on a fast-paced romp through the unfamiliar (for most people) political spectrum of what is called “Paleoconservatism.” His article, The Old Paleos and the New, seeks to explain the contrasts and … 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

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.