C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy is Our Reality

C.S. Lewis’ Fantasy is Our Reality

The British writer foresaw a few things that weren’t on Orwell’s radar. George Orwell’s prophetic novel 1984 has often been invoked for its ability to predict the increasingly arbitrary and tyrannical nature of our present society. But three years before the...

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Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter

Could the film be made today? Not Without My Daughter is a 1991 film about an American citizen and her young daughter who accompany her Iranian-born husband on a two-week visit to his family in Iran—only to discover that the “visit” is intended to be permanent. Once...

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Midterm Machinations

Midterm Machinations

Watch out for foul play. The midterm elections are just over 3 months away.  It’s expected that they will be contentious.  But chances are they’ll be much more contentious than most expect. Why?  Because Democrats are in danger of losing control of the...

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Francis Forgives Everyone

Francis Forgives Everyone

Is he more merciful than Jesus? In a recent article I made the case that the main thrust of the Francis papacy is to de-emphasize sin.  Whatever he might say about a moral issue such as abortion, same-sex marriage, or adultery, Francis has consistently given his...

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Natural Law and the Abortion Debate

Natural Law and the Abortion Debate

Don’t confuse natural law with doing what comes naturally. When debating the heated moral issues of the day, such as abortion, same-sex marriage and transgender ideology, people of faith often invoke the natural law to show that their position is backed not only by...

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Pelosi, the Pope, and Pachamama

Pelosi, the Pope, and Pachamama

Francis says sin is serious, but acts as though it’s trivial. Suppose your local district attorney complains loudly about the rise of violent crime in your city, yet consistently allows violent criminals to go free on low bail—even those with a long history of...

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Fantasies and Infant Formula

Fantasies and Infant Formula

The people who can’t deliver on baby formula think they know what gender is right for your child. June is “Pride Month.”  It’s also the month in which many Americans woke up to the fact that the nation was running out of baby formula.  Distressed mothers...

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Abbott and Costello Meet Gender Confusion

Abbott and Costello Meet Gender Confusion

Who’s on first, but who’s minding the schools? A Wisconsin school district has charged a 13-year-old boy with sexual harassment for using the wrong pronoun when addressing a trans student. Coincidentally, I recently came across an old Abbott and Costello skit that...

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