July 29, 2020

I was not a Tolkien fan, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. Frankly, I just found his stories to be confusing and ponderous.  But then my wife and I watched the movie Tolkien and suddenly it clicked; his imagery and thought process made sense, and we couldn’t wait to...

March 25, 2020

“The world has taken a turn for the surreal”

- Capt. John Miller, Saving Private Ryan

​My family and I were alone in Church at 8 a.m. this past Sunday morning.  Notice that I said Church…not Mass. Our diocese on Long Island, New York joined with the Archdiocese of New Yo...

September 19, 2019

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil….” - Isaiah 5:20

Words, the basis of language. As Ayn Rand described them, a code of symbols that convert concepts into concretes. Language, the structuring of those words so that theoretical or purely mental ideas become...

August 20, 2019

            

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” -  Proverbs 16:18

Pride is the "love of self, perverted to hatred and contempt for one's neighbor.” - Dante

Original sin arose from a...

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