By Paul Kengor, Crisis Magazine - I’ve thought of that passage in our own time, as we face a virus bad but not nearly as brutal as that which ravaged Milan four centuries ago. The Italian mom’s abiding faith in a better world, one unseen, in life after death, is something so utterly contrary to our day. She was sure her sweet Cecilia was headed to a superior place, as they all were. She dressed her beautifully, like a young bride, for Heaven. She would see her there soon, asking her intercession in the short interim. Death was an exit to eternity.
By Dr. Donald DeMarco, Catholic East Texas - The philosophical enterprise, apart from the contributions of Catholic philosophers, has been in a bad way for some time. Its departure from common sense prompted G. K. Chesterton to complain that “nobody’s system of philosophy has really corresponded to everybody’s sense of reality; to what, if left to themselves, common men would call common sense”. Examples are legion.
By Terence P. Jeffrey, CNS News - "Universal pre-K. I love that because it's children learning, parents earning," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at an April 29 press conference... That was the day after President Joe Biden had presented Congress with his euphemistically titled "American Families Plan," which calls "for free universal pre-school for all three- and four-year-olds."
By Donald DeMarco, National Catholic Register - “The state is suffering from two opposite vices, avarice and luxury; two plagues which, in the past, have been the ruin of every great empire.”
This quotation has a timeless ring to it. Its author could very well have been Arnold Toynbee, Christopher Dawson, Thomas Sowell, Romano Guardini or any number of social observers who have witnessed these plagues that are currently ravaging America. ...