Rise of The Hospital

Thanks to  The Law and Religion Forum for the heads-up on the next must add to my to-be-read list. From the book's amazon page: In The Medieval Economy of Salvation, Adam J. Davis shows how the burgeoning commercial economy of western Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, alongside an emerging culture of Christian charity, led to the … Continue reading Rise of The Hospital

Joe Biden is Denied Communion

Father Robert E. Morey of Saint Anthony's Church of Florence South Carolina (not too far down the road from my own parish)  DENIED COMMUNION to Joe Biden because of the former VP's support of abortion. When reached for comment, the faithful priest said, "While I'm personally opposed to denying public and scandalous sinners Communion, Canon Law is … Continue reading Joe Biden is Denied Communion

Masculinity and the MCU

Catholic Philosopher Edward Feser offers up a post on masculinity and the Marvel Cinematic Universe which I found to be as entertaining as it is enlightening. "Imagination, as Haldane uses the term, is a way of exploring aspects of reality and possibilities that are grounded in reality, even though it makes use of scenarios that … Continue reading Masculinity and the MCU

How Fake Can They Get?

ABC airs fake war footage. https://youtu.be/cY3CTKlI7KA And via  Voxday.blogspot: Dr. Udo Ulfkotte relates this little gem from the beginning of his career as a journalist... "I was bit afraid. I didn’t have any experience as a war reporter. Then I arrived in Baghdad. I was fairly quickly sent along in a bus by the Iraqi army, the … Continue reading How Fake Can They Get?

In Praise of Christopher Columbus

I was going to title this post, 'In Defense of Christopher Columbus' but the truth is, the man doesn't need any defending. But for those who might insist Columbus does need defending, allow me to direct you to  Father John A Hardon. For myself, Christopher Columbus has the distinction of being the first genuine hero of … Continue reading In Praise of Christopher Columbus