April 2, 2021

Crucifixion was a gruesome, shameful form of execution.  Two drawings of crucifixions from ancient Rome make that very clear and underscore the price that our Lord was willing to pay for our redemption. Read more

April 1, 2021

St. Romanos the Melodist may be the first great Christian poet, but most of us in the English-speaking world have never heard of him. A new translation, though, shows his power as a hymn writer. And his take on the Prodigal Son makes for a profound Maundy Thursday devotion. Read more

March 31, 2021

In the medieval church, priests and bishops often wore precious jewels and lavish vestments embroidered with gold.  In today’s megachurches, pastors are often sporting designer clothes and $5000 sneakers. Read more

March 30, 2021

Five hundred years ago, the Vatican was struggling against a reform movement out of Germany.  Now it is happening again, although in a rather opposite direction than the first time. Read more

March 29, 2021

Our country has been torn apart by culture wars.  Now we are facing education wars, as various initiatives on the federal and state level are planning to require critical theory, gender ideology, and leftwing political activism in the public schools. Read more

March 26, 2021

Some critical theorists are denying that the Aztecs practiced human sacrifice, offering evidence-free arguments, despite an overwhelmingly massive amount of evidence–including from the Aztecs themselves–that they did. Read more

March 25, 2021

A proposed “model curriculum” in ethnic studies for California public schools, has children chanting prayers to Aztec gods. There are LOTS of problems with these exercises, which also lay bare the bankruptcy of a certain strain of progressive education. Read more

March 24, 2021

Sean Fitzpatrick tells the rather humorous story of how St. Patrick baptized King Angus, then applies it to situations when church members are hurt by their pastor. Read more

March 23, 2021

Time was, American ideas that were exported around the world had to do with freedom and democracy.  Today, the American ideas we are exporting are critical theory, political correctness, and “woke” ideology.  And some countries–such as France–are pushing back. Read more

March 22, 2021

Some on the left are saying that “cancel culture” doesn’t really exist, that it’s nothing more than “criticism.” But Jonathan Rauch disagrees, explaining the difference and giving six definitive signs of cancellation. Read more

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