Is there anything wrong with being naked in public?
Most sane people would say yes. Why? Because we are more than the animals who roam the earth unclothed.
However, in San Francisco, public nudity has been a common occurrence. There, the Board of Supervisors wrangled over banning public nudity …
Another way of putting it is this: I read and understood Aristotle, but read and did not understand Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Baudelaire, Dickens, Hawthorne, Poe, and Flannery O’Connor. These authors combined contain, in their writings, all the warnings against human weakness, human cupidity, and human deceit that any person needs to know to live wisely in this world.Read More
Catholics are bad guys. Their Christ-centric ideology puts them at odds with the power of the State. The U.S. Army actually listed us and our evangelical Christian brothers and sisters as religious extremists. Our Commander-in-Chief’s Army actually lumps us into the same category as the Muslim Brotherhood, the Ku Klux Klan, and other groups listed above that truly are extremist. In fairness, Catholics ARE supposed to be counter-cultural. The Commander-in-Chief’s military knows that. Catholics are called to give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to give to God what is God’s. So what belongs to God?Read More
We’ve lost the ability to communicate. The United States of America is no longer united by a single language. I’m not talking about English. I’m talking about the moral language.Read More
Four religions wage war for supremacy of western civilization. Each uses remarkably different tactics to gain converts and exert their control over society.Read More
A man walks into an elementary school today. He carries a gun. He begins shooting until at least 26 people are dead, including 20 children, and himself. This type of story is not necessarily front page news anymore, except that this time, so many children were victims. I am sick. Are mass public killings on the rise?Read More
“America, it is said, is suffering from intolerance …”Read More
“The Church loves controversy, and loves it for two reasons: because intellectual conflict is informing and because she is madly in love with rationalism.”Read More
by Karen Quiner A few years ago, I was chilled to the bone while watching a documentary about the holocaust. It was done from a unique perspective, one I had never seen before. The documentary featured pictures and footage of ordinary Germans, most of them family-oriented, church-going folks, who went about the business of living…Read More
By Karen Quiner Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori went on the record at the annual Knights of Columbus convention in California stating: “The question to ask is this: Are any of the candidates of either party, or independents, standing for something that is intrinsically evil, evil no matter what the circumstances? If that’s the case,…Read More