A Risk Worth Taking

A Risk Worth Taking

In the 1995 Academy Award winning movie “Braveheart,” the main character, William Wallace, delivers a powerful speech to a group of men who are considering running away from battle:

When a Society Abandons Truth

When a Society Abandons Truth

Whether it appears on Facebook, Twitter or a dozen other similar venues, a high percentage of online discussions—whatever the topic—eventually devolve to the point of invective, pejorative, and name-calling. The apex of this is often considered to be something called “Godwin’s Law.” 

Getting Back in the Habit of Mass

Getting Back in the Habit of Mass

After an accusation was made against him during his confirmation process two years ago, Judge Brett Kavanaugh submitted his highly-detailed personal calendar from his high school days as exculpatory evidence. Some of his opponents noticed that “going to Mass” was not on his calendar—and that seemed an odd omission for a devout Catholic. 

Covid-19 Vaccines: Availability and Ethics 

Covid-19 Vaccines: Availability and Ethics 

On a recent episode of Father Spitzer’s Universe, Father discussed the availability of a Covid-19 vaccine and the ethics of producing and utilizing a vaccine that has been developed using fetal cells from aborted babies. 

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

New Insights on the Rise of the ‘Nones’

The United States is increasing in “Nones,” i.e, those who claim no religious affiliation.

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Happiness and the Jordan Peterson Factor

Imagine we’re writing the current chapter in a history of human relationships to government and God. This 2020 installment comprises a pandemic, social polarization, tragedies of life and livelihood, political paralysis, tragic urban violence, and countless souls in turmoil. The short-term solutions we forge from ad hoc policies and practices could lead to greater crises and disputes. We Catholics should be glad that we are “cast” and that a loving God is actually overseeing the real plot line.

St. John Paul II on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

St. John Paul II on the 100th Anniversary of His Birth

“Be not afraid!”

Solidarity and Social Distancing

Solidarity and Social Distancing

We’re all in this together. 

Mother Teresa's Miracles: How She Was Declared a Saint

Mother Teresa's Miracles: How She Was Declared a Saint

Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s life was a miracle, so to speak, in itself. At the age of eighteen, Mother Teresa left her home in Skopje, North Macedonia to join the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland, never to see her family again.  

Did Einstein Believe in God? Find Out from His Letters and Quotes

Did Einstein Believe in God? Find Out from His Letters and Quotes

Niels Bohr, a friend with whom Einstein had many spirited debates about the nature of quantum mechanics, is said to have quipped on one occasion: “Einstein, stop telling God what to do.”

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