Monthly Archives: May 2018

Ireland

As you have no doubt read, Ireland’s population recently voted overwhelmingly to legalize abortion. The island that once upon a time was the largest source of Catholic priests in the United States, the very symbol of Catholic perseverance against oppression and poverty, rejected the teachings of Holy Mother Church and embraced the full personhood of […]

A Copernican View of American Racial Violence

We like to mark the moments of great paradigm shift, to make them singular occurrences sui generis, moments of brilliance that changed our perspective forever. For example, when it comes to the heliocentric model of the solar system, we laud Nicholas Copernicus and Galileo Galilei as the heralds of our new way of understanding the […]

They Will Deliberately Misunderstand This Post

So I am currently reading Två systrar(Two Sisters) by Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad, a book about a Somali-Norwegian family torn apart when the eldest daughters leave to join ISIS in Syria. It’s a heart-wrenching tale, especially as the father tries to follow them and bring them back, only to be captured by ISIS and nearly […]