Our Hidden Treasure: The Catholic Vision of History

Ask a typical university student what he considers to be the most important event in all of history. He might offer responses such as “the invention of the printing press,” or “the Industrial Revolution,” or “the civil rights movement.”

Three Sane Decisions to Help You Save Your Soul

It is a real honor to be with all of you here today, and I want to open with saying, congratulations to the class of 2019. I can already tell from that incredible, faith-filled, and articulate salutatorian speech how well educated and deep you are, not only in the ways of the world, but most importantly, in the ways of faith and in the heart of Jesus Christ.

The Scandal of Uneducated College Graduates

A few years ago, a friend said to me: “At some point, everything becomes a TLA.” I admitted that I didn’t know what he was talking about. “What’s a TLA?” I asked. “Three Letter Acronym.” Although amused, I did not respond with: “LOL.” Of course, LOL had not yet risen to its present prominence, and even now people don’t type LOL, they use an “emoji.”

Understanding and Responding to Our Transgender Moment

America is in the midst of what has been called a “transgender moment.” In the space of a year, transgender issues went from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights.

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Critical Thinking and the Culture of Skepticism

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It is not possible to overstate the overemphasis on critical thinking in higher education. I have been to faculty meetings devoted to defining curricular goals. The discussion quickly becomes intense.

ISIS and Its Historical Context

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The Future for Defenders of Marriage

The Future for Defenders of Marriage

With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has now completed the sexual revolution by redefining our civilization’s primordial institution. It has cut marriage’s link to procreation and declared sex differences meaningless.

The Treasure of Laudato Si’

The Treasure of Laudato Si’

And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a householder who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old” (Matthew 13:52).

A Father’s Presence in the Home

A Father’s Presence in the Home

The highest court in the land has now redefined that which is beyond redefinition. In the face of woeful marriage statistics, appalling portrayals of marriage in the arts and entertainment, and mounting negative political and legal pressures, defenders of marriage find themselves falling back, fighting simply to salvage the freedom to articulate, yea even to live, basic aspects of traditional marriage.

Building Christian Culture amid a Crisis of Learning

Building Christian Culture amid a Crisis of Learning

We live at a time when the wisdom of the past is being discarded, even scorned. What was built up over centuries is now gradually and systematically dismantled, as the humanities are pushed to the margins of higher education.

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