COMMENTARY: All one has to do is turn to three great papal encyclicals.
COMMENTARY: It is not religion but irreligion that, by far, has been the leading cause of war.
BOOK PICK: Matters of Life & Death
COMMENTARY: The story of the Guaragna family embodies the puzzling paradox of Italian history.
COMMENTARY: All truths are interconnected, from the humblest to the holiest.
COMMENTARY: An event that took place more than 800 years ago in a rundown church in San Damiano, Italy, is most relevant to our staggering time.
COMMENTARY: Being in the dark is a deprivation that renders a good moral judgment impossible.
COMMENTARY: The goods that we desire cannot be obtained without choosing the predecessors upon which they are built.
COMMENTARY: We do not choose our destiny nor does our destiny choose us. It comes from God but requires our cooperation.
COMMENTARY: Whether in Faith, Philosophy or Advertising, a Solid Start Places Us on the Right Track
COMMENTARY: The life of the Catholic convert and physician serves as a model for a world that is in critical need of moral guidance and personal heroism.
COMMENTARY: The testimony of Catholic convert Rabbi Israel Zolli of Rome is crucial to debunking the myth of ‘Pius XII’s Silence.’
COMMENTARY: Only the extraordinary, the grace of God, can bring about true inner peace.
COMMENTARY: Freedom that rejects virtue is really enslavement.
COMMENTARY: Catholic politicians are called to be always faithful.
COMMENTARY: This virtue is both ‘affective,’ involving the emotions, as well as ‘effective,’ involving practical assistance.
COMMENTARY: The fatal flaw in the June 26 U.S. Supreme Court decision lies in its failure to recognize the nature of marriage.
COMMENTARY: St. John Paul II once said, ‘A culture that honors and exalts those who deliberately reject life is a culture that eventually will come to worship death.’
COMMENTARY: The secular vision of humanity is defective because it sees only fragments and not the whole.
COMMENTARY: The paradox of progress shows us that a disregard for tradition leads to an ossification of the present, which precludes the possibility of authentic development.
COMMENTARY: The world of music offers its own example of the healing power of music and how good can triumph over evil.
COMMENTARY: Remembering Dr. Jack Willke, a pro-life pioneer.
COMMENTARY: And with it, the value of life takes another nosedive.
COMMENTARY: Scientific study of the brain’s evolution exposes the non sequitur of mind-less evolution.
COMMENTARY: A harmless solar event last year was the most powerful storm on the sun in more than 150 years. If it happened a week earlier, scientists say it would have set the earth back to the Middle ages.