Faith as Struggle and Mother Mary as Comfort

Three years later, this essay rings just as true.  Still struggling, still relying. . . Of those I admired most—that is, the Catholics who bore witness to all of the love and best of Christianity—they each held a… Read More

Interviewing Mike Church, 2012

One of the coolest moments of my career, interviewing Mike Church–The King Dude–five years ago.  A great man with great ideas. *** Bearers of the Word: The Incomparable Mike Church I don’t think I could exaggerate my respect… Read More

Free Minds and Free Peoples

Gerald Russello, editor of Kirk’s UNIVERSITY BOOKMAN, kindly asked me to participate in a symposium: how should a conservative think about immigration.  Here’s a link to the whole discussion: http://www.kirkcenter.org/index.php/bookman/article/conservative-thinking-on-immigration/ Here’s my brief response: When Secretary of State,… Read More

JPII: Renewing Christian Humanism (1996)

Renewing Christian Humanism for the Millennium Address of Pope John Paul II to a joint session of all the Pontifical Academies Prepared for internet by Msgr. Peter Nguyen Van Tai, Radio Veritas Asia, Philippines It gives me great joy this morning… Read More

Is Humanism a Religion?–G.K. Chesterton

An excellent reflection from a fine and brilliant Christian Humanist. gkc-is-humanism-a-religion

1961 Interview with Christopher Dawson

From THE AMERICA PRESS.  Enjoy. 1961-cd-interview

1964 Interviews with Maritain, Gilson, and Dawson

Some very nice United Nations’s interviews with Jacques Maritain, Etienne Gilson, and Christopher Dawson. Enjoy.  (My apologies for my marginalia). un-interviews-jm-eg-cd-gkc