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Out of a Clear Blue Sky

am a New Yorker by choice, having lived in the NYC area since 1977. I expect to die here. And…


The Labor for True Greatness

I don’t know if America is “the greatest nation in human history.” By many measures – military power, global cultural…


A Midwinter Knight’s Dream

In the 14th-century Arthurian story, the Green Knight comes riding into the great hall at Camelot during extended Christmas-New Year…


Cucumber Time

Our title today does not refer to harvesting longish green vegetables from the garden. Cucumbers came in weeks ago (in…


A Saint for the Times

The Church celebrated the Feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux on Friday. I’ve been thinking about him recently because he…


Red Scare: “Christ Crowned with Thorns”

If, as I am, you’re a true art lover, you may come to suppose you’ve seen much of the world’s…


Summer Stillness

Congress will (let’s hope) go into summer recess soon, if they can finish whatever they think they’re doing. An old…


Thoughts on the God-Man

I recently wrote here about The Chosen – for those who don’t already know, that’s Dallas Jenkins’ TV series about…


From the First Three Minutes to Us

One of the past century’s greatest scientists, Steven Weinberg, died last week amid worldwide acclaim. He wasn’t famous like Einstein…


Grandparents, Great-Grandparents, and the Great Tradition

Pope Francis inaugurated a new celebration in the Church yesterday, The World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. He has…