American politics · Benedict Option · Catholic culture

Dr J on “The Benedict Option”

I just finished reading the Benedict Option by Rod Dreher. I also recently read and reviewed Tony Esolen’s new book, Out of the Ashes, which is in my opinion, the better book of this genre. Dreher’s book has generated an enormous amount of attention. But if you only have time to read one book, read… Continue reading Dr J on “The Benedict Option”

American politics · Sexual politics · World Politics

“The Upper Class is Communist”

“By any Marxian pattern of how classes behave, the upper class should be for you and the lower classes should be against you. But it is the upper class that is most violent against you. How do you explain that?” Henry Luce, the founding publisher of Time magazine, asked this question of Whittaker Chambers at… Continue reading “The Upper Class is Communist”

Abortion · American politics · Children's Rights · divorce · Obergefell · Structural Injustice

Why I’m not worried about Gorsuch.

I know some of my friends are concerned about Gorsuch describing Obergefell as “absolutely settled law.” I would be more worried except for one thing. As far as I know, no one has a credible case for overturning Obergefell. The conservative Christian legal community does not have a litigation strategy for overturning Obergefell, to the… Continue reading Why I’m not worried about Gorsuch.

American politics · Catholic Controversies

The Alinsky-ite Attack on Cardinal Burke

The Anti-Catholic Media have decided to go after Cardinal Burke, a wise and gentle man, greatly beloved by Catholics around the world. The New York Times on February 7 and the Washington Post on February 9 published hit pieces on the Cardinal. Sandwiched in between was a Feb 8 Washington Post hit piece on Steve Bannon, that… Continue reading The Alinsky-ite Attack on Cardinal Burke

Abortion · American politics

“Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” And other naive questions about the “Women’s March”

One of my Facebook friends begins a post this way: “Other than abortion, which would be contentious under any Republican president, which women’s rights are threatened by Trump?” I was not surprised that the ensuing discussion produced more heat thanlight. For there is simply no way one can say, “other than abortion” in today’s political… Continue reading “Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” And other naive questions about the “Women’s March”

American politics

Mr. President, you shouldn’t have included the green card holders.

Mr. President.  I voted for you. I like you. I support most of what you have done in your first days in office. But you should not have included the green card holders in the immigration Executive Order. It looks too much like a broken promise. That’s not your style, sir. It is not America’s… Continue reading Mr. President, you shouldn’t have included the green card holders.