Exit the Upper Room

Shut in to the Cenacle with door barred, there they had enclosed themselves: Peter and Andrew, Simon and Bartholomew, James and John, Philip and Thomas, James the Lesser and Matthew; Jude and the newly chosen Matthias; and the yet-to-be-crowned Queen of Heaven. In the order of this world, in which the satanic will-to-power seduces men … More Exit the Upper Room

1955: Never Forget

The two-and-a-half year old was sitting in front of his home on that Maundy-Thursday of Holy Week, the twenty-first of March. Tobias approached him, speaking kindly, and then absconded with the toddler. After sunset, the twin brothers Saligman and Samuel met up with Tobias. Then these three, along with four others, undressed the boy and … More 1955: Never Forget

Day of Destiny

Approaches. Hurtling toward us relentlessly, the moment of truth deviates not one instant from its appointed time. Tracking the ticking seconds and minutes affords us no advantage, because even when we observe the pace and approach closely, at times even with the throbbing of our heart, the pre-ordained time of final arrival is cloaked in … More Day of Destiny

The Problem of Presidents

Dismay and angst now arise from many Catholic quarters: we’ve been defrauded, the democratic form of republican government is being demolished in front of our eyes! The reality is quite the opposite. The unfolding of events -not only sinister but also scripted- during this dreadful present hour manifests not the destruction of democratic republican polity, … More The Problem of Presidents