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The Ultimate Answer

“What is the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything?” If you have read Douglas Adams’s The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe, the answer should be humorously memorable.  The ultimate answer is 42.  Yes, this number is the key to life, the universe and everything. Even though Douglas Adams was famous fo...

01 16 2017

“Open-Minded” Catholicism

A bumper sticker shared with me the other day that “A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.” This shouldn’t be an unfamiliar idea for any of us: “open-mindedness” has become the chief virtue of the modern age. Whereas the ancient philosophers identified prudence as the “charioteer of the virtues” – that skill by which a man woul...

By Fr. Clayton Thompson 01 09 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

Where Have All The Reasonable MEN Gone?

“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth; and God has placed in the human heart a desire to know the truth—in a word, to know himself—so that, by knowing and loving God, men and women may also come to the fullness of truth about themselves.” (Fides et Ratio, Encyclical Letter, Pope S...

10 13 2016

What We Gain by Respecting Authority

In the capital of my home state, three police officers were recently murdered.  This followed an allegation of police brutality where a criminal suspect appeared to be murdered by the police.  This is all to say that a scant 60 miles or so from my house, complete civic chaos is on the brink of breaking out. But why? When I began writing this a...

08 12 2016

“What is Truth?”: A Response to the Dictatorship of Relativism

 “Quid est veritas?” Pontius Pilate asked rhetorically of the Lord in the Gospel of John. What is truth? Is there such a thing as truth? On the eve of his election to the chair of Peter, Pope Benedict XVI sermonized, “Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is,...

04 19 2016

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