The bias of normalcy in a time of insanity

The bias of normalcy in a time of insanity

I came across the term “normalcy bias” the other day.  It refers to a mental habit of assuming that things will continue to function as they normally have.  The normalcy bias causes us to underestimate the possibility of a life-changing disaster or a radical societal...
Georgetown, Slavery, and the Riots in Sweden

Georgetown, Slavery, and the Riots in Sweden

Two years ago, Georgetown University made a show of repenting of its past connections to slavery by renaming two buildings whose namesakes had once sold slaves. It might be expected then that when a Georgetown faculty member defends slavery, not just online, but in...
Our Lady of Victory

Our Lady of Victory

In 1952 Bishop Fulton Sheen wrote that Mary, Our Lady of Fatima, was the key to converting Muslims. Bishop Sheen believed that the devotion Muslims already had toward Mary would eventually lead them to her divine Son. Moreover, our Lady of Fatima would have a special...
Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration

Know-Nothing Catholics on Muslim Immigration

“In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it and its founding principles.” ∼ Executive order: Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United  States It can...