Inspiration

Michael McCarthy

What Do You Do If the People You Rely On for Faith in Humanity Lose Their Faith in Life?

By Justin Katz | August 19, 2021 |

Rest in peace, Michael McCarthy. We need this to be a world in which the best of people always have hope.

This Is A Sign church sign

Your responsibility starts with things you can control.

By Justin Katz | May 10, 2021 |

That simple truism, which buzzed around my ears as I mowed the lawn this weekend, holds in politics, in family, in religion… in life. I was catching up on various podcasts from recent weeks, and as I began to feel my mental muscles tensing up to battle a global conspiracy seeking a “Great Reset,” I…

Make Every Day Easter Day

By Carroll Andrew Morse | March 31, 2013 |

— Pope Francis — Why do you look for the living among the dead? Our daily problems and worries can wrap us up in ourselves, in sadness and bitterness…and that is where death is. That is not the place to look for the One who is alive! — Pope Benedict XVI — We have to…

A Future Nobel Peace Prize Winner Looks to a Theologian to Make Sense of History

By Carroll Andrew Morse | January 21, 2013 |

The modern philosophic since the revival of classicism in the Renaissance fall into the same ancient errors. They are either idealistic or naturalistic. If the former, they tend to lose a sense of the finiteness of human nature, conceiving the self as identical with reason. If the latter, modern man seeks to interpret himself wholly…

Things We Read Today, 8

By Justin Katz | September 11, 2012 |

Today: September 11, global change, evolution, economics, 17th amendment, gold standard, and a boughten electorate… all to a purpose.

Governor Carcieri’s Thanksgiving Message

By Monique Chartier | November 25, 2010 |

Received via e-mail this morning. Inspirational even to this heathen. “Grace is everywhere.” These were the final words of the curé in Bernanos’ famous novel, “Diary of a Country Priest.” One does not have to be religious to be aware of how much has been given to us and how this knowledge moves us to…

Ordinary Heroes

By Justin Katz | September 13, 2010 |

Like our society at large, families tend to emphasize their brushes with greatness — defined mainly in terms of fame. I’ve a familial connection, for example, to President Ulysses S. Grant, and my grandfather grew up in proximity to Robert Frost. By such relations do we feel a part of history and connect, by extension,…

Don’t Let Randomness Validate Chaos

By Justin Katz | January 17, 2010 |

The photograph of the two-year-old Haitian being handed into his mother’s arms has got to be among the most amazing captures of human expression that I’ve ever seen. The ordeal from which the boy has just been rescued is still discernible in his face, but his focus on his mother mixes with, well, almost surprise,…

RIP, Tony Snow

By Donald B. Hawthorne | July 12, 2008 |

Tony Snow died today, at age 53, of cancer. We remember his family in our prayers as we pay tribute to the memory of a wonderful man. Some tributes: Cal Thomas Byron York Shannen Coffin Kathryn Jean Lopez Michelle Malkin Fox News Several selections from Snow’s writings about Reagan, Parting Thoughts on the Ultimate Sacrifice,…

Two Feel-Good Stories

By Marc Comtois | May 6, 2008 |

Times are tough, but we shouldn’t be blind to the uplifting stories that are out there. Here are a couple. William Kamkwamba was a 14 year old school dropout from Malawi. He wanted electricity to help his village. So he went to the library, read some books and built a windmill. Here’s more (h/t). As…

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