My son and I saw the new Beauty and the Beast. It was lovely. Magical. Almost perfect. This is the story everyone wants to hear: darkness and evil and selfishness transformed by love into light and good and self-surrender. Life and love conquer death and fear. This just happens to be the Christian story. That… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
Dreher’s chapter on the Sexual Revolution neglects both John Paul II and contraception. That struck me as odd. St. John Paul wrote volumes, literally, on the human sexuality. Michael Waldstein, the editor of the second edition of Male and Female He Created Them: A Theology of the Body, goes so far as to say that… Continue reading A Friendly Amendment to “The Benedict Option”
“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”
Representative Matt Krause of Texas has introduced a bill to limit no-fault divorce in that state. Ruth Readers: it is time to put up or shut up about family breakdown. We have a petition that anyone can sign. It just says we support Rep Krause’s effort to limit no-fault divorce. You do not have to… Continue reading Divorce Reform: Take your stand.
How many people watched the Trump inaguarion? I have no idea, and I honestly don’t care. The Main Stream Media is going hysterical over it, which I find funny. Trump And His Press Secretary Flagrantly Lied On Their First Full Day In Office. That Matters. The March for Life has commemorated the Roe v Wade… Continue reading Why does the media care about crowd sizes all of a sudden?
I asked all my readers to say the Rosary every day, in the last Ruth Institute newsletter of 2016. (You are not a subscriber? Easily corrected.) I gave my non-Catholic readers a non-Rosary suggestion for stepping up their prayer lives. I got one very charming note from a non-Catholic who was… Continue reading Catholics don’t pray to Mary, and why it matters