“Choice” and the Father of Lies

AntiChrist taking orders

Truth is the mortal enemy of Sin.  There is nothing sin hates and fears more than the truth.  Few issues illustrate that reality as starkly as abortion.  In Roe v. Wade the court sacrificed the Truth of Human Life to the Untrammelled Human Will.

I Show You The Times: The Truth v. The Narrative

Ultimately, it comes down to a matter of truth. Our Lord tells us “He who is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much; and he who is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.” (Luke 16:10) How can we hope to be faithful to Him Who is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (John 14:6) if we’re not faithful to the ordinary everyday truths?

Rights, Solidarity, and the Truth

  . . . and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” (John 8:32)      I’ll bet you’re tired of talking about COVID.  I certainly am.  The curious little virus (SARS-CoV-2) from Wuhan (or, more accurately, our reactions to it) has tyrannized not just conversation but public life for almost two years now, […]

Forget the Tech Tyrants: Our Hope is in The Lord (One Year Later)

Hope in the Lord

One year ago I started this blog, Spes in Domino, in large part because I felt the need for independent voices, even small, insignificant voices like mine, to provide some alternative to the increasingly totalitarian dominance of tech giants such as Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, and Google.  I had previously run two blogs on Blogger, but hadn’t […]

Epiphany: Faith v. Power

We can learn a lot from the faith of the Magi.  How often do we, who have the full revelation of Jesus Christ and his Gospel, instead seek our own worldly agenda, following the example of miserable King Herod?

The World Turned Upside Down, or, Cicero at the Gym

 Of course, the current War on Christmas is itself simply one example among many, just one illustration of the sorry reality that we are now living in a Neo-pagan culture.  Our society has largely abandoned God and Christianity, and given itself over to the indulgence of primal urges. 

Christ is King of the Universe . . . and our hearts

     What a fool I was – when the Berlin Wall fell forty years ago, I naively thought that the apotheosis of the state into totalitarian forms of government was fully and finally exposed as an inhuman, deadly fraud. In my innocence, I was sure that all such attempts to put the minutiae of every individual’s […]

Put Not Your Trust in Princes, or, The Autumn of Our Discontent

“My kingdom is not of this world,” Jesus says to Pontius Pilate (John 18:36). Our journey to that kingdom lies along a via dolorosa in this one: we can depend upon the powers of this world to save us no more than Jesus could rely on Pilate to save him from Calvary.

Appealing to the Supreme Judge of the World

     This July 4th is the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which grounds the founding of the Unites States in a theological argument: . . . that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the […]

The Bishops, the Politicians, and Abortion: What Would St. John Fisher Do?

You may not be interested in war, but war is interested in you.      The quote above is often attributed to communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky.  There is no record of his actually having said it, but it’s widely repeated because it pithily sums up a terrifying truth about the relentlessness of war.  In an age when a large […]