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Truth or Happiness?

Mr. Brian Jones A dear friend of mine recently brought my attention to something that I have been pondering ever since I began teaching in 2009. After I taught an RCIA class, my friend raised a rather interesting point regarding a shift in his own approach towards pedagogy. The shift has been the result of his teaching both RCIA and years of giv...

07 22 2017

Why Americans Need Philosophy

by Mr. Brian Jones One of the most frequently cited platitudes regarding the purpose of contemporary schools is that they must help our young people “to think critically.” Not only does the question about the precise content of this thinking go unquestioned, but more curiously is the inquiry whether such thinking is possible at all. Is it po...

02 28 2017

Choosing Tyranny

Mr. Brian Jones When Freedom Gives Way to Tyranny  Elucidating the precise manner in which despotism arises in democratic societies, Alexis de Tocqueville has the following to say that is worth quoting in full: I seen an innumerable crowd of like and equal men who revolve on themselves without repose, procuring the small and vulgar pleasures w...

02 10 2017

Transgenderism and the Last Acceptable Phobia

Americans are accustomed to trans-truth. Politicians openly lie. The media regularly fabricates. Moral relativism commonly falsifies. It is all part of the plan. Part of the agenda. And high on the trans-truth trajectory is transgender normalization and discrimination. From North Carolina’s bathroom bill, to retailers like Target establishing pol...

12 09 2016

Politics Without Faith Is Blind and Dangerous

Fr. Timothy Combs, O.P. As Americans, we believe the State must maintain a certain neutrality regarding denominational creeds, and rightly so. The absence of an official state church—in keeping with the Constitution’s establishment clause—is a hallmark of civic life in the U.S. However wise this may be (when rightly understood), this princ...

11 29 2016

Reinstating the Christian Patriarchy

Patriarchy today is often defined as an unjust social system that enforces gender roles and is oppressive, typically evoking male dominance over women. My own sister was recently taught this version of patriarchy in her women’s studies course at a state school here in Texas in which she was specifically asked to state times in her life when male ...

11 13 2016

4 Signs That Persecution Is Near

Do you think that in our lifetime we will witness the blood of Christian citizens on the hands of our nation’s leaders?  Will the “mild” persecution of government override of conscience, forced monetary compliance for morally objectionable ends and attempts at limiting free speech be the worst of what we will see?  Such an assumption seems,...

10 17 2016

Men! Open Your Minds

Mr. Sean Mitchell You have probably heard these famous words of G.K. Chesterton: “Merely having an open mind is nothing. The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.”  I wholeheartedly agree; I hope you do too.  That being said, I think Chesterton’s words raise an important question.  ...

09 28 2016

Morality and Religion – The Enemies of Tyranny

This article has been submitted by guest contributor, Mr. Sean Mitchell. John Adams famously said that “our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”  If we wish to to have any substantial hope for our nation’s future, we must believe these words with deep convict...

09 12 2016

The Long Run

The 20th century economist John Maynard Keynes famously wrote: “In the long run, we’re all dead.” The quip was meant in some ways as a tongue-in-cheek jab at those who did not share his views about the long-run effects of high government spending, and in context is a criticism of what Keynes perceived as flaws in his opponents’ thinking. Al...

08 01 2016

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