July 30, 2020
This essay was topical when written, because recently there had been serious flooding in parts of England, but it may not be topical by the time when you begin to read it. On the other hand, even if no longer topical in reference to the specific event which prompted it, it has a longer ‘life-…
July 30, 2020
Attentive observers should be able to recognise interesting comparisons between political and religious circumstances. A particularly interesting case-study is the aftermath of the UK’s 2015 General Election, which provided enough ‘food for thought’ to increase such observers’ ‘weight’. Before…
December 02, 2019
     Channel 4 News at 7 p.m. on 2nd September 2019 included parts of an interview by Jon Snow with Tony  Blair, who, apparently earlier in that day, had given a talk at an event under the auspices of the Institute for Government. The talk included, and quite possibly was devoted entirely to, his…
Manifesto  2019
November 29, 2019
  The Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2019, “Get Brexit Done – Unleash Britain’s Potential,” appears to contain nothing relevant to ‘pro-life’ subjects. It does contain the following two brief items which show support simultaneously for what may be called ‘diverse groups’ –    p…
Wolf in sheep's clothing
June 03, 2019
OBEDIENCE AND MUTINY in a contra-Catholic revolution   Anthony Hofler       In 2008, The Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group published a book by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. The book’s title is “Render Unto Caesar.” Its subject is described in a sub-title as “Serving the Nation…
Our Work in Uganda
December 06, 2018
Dear Friends of Family Life International, Early last December, I wrote telling you of my planned trip to Uganda later that month.   Our team included Hugh Owen and Dr. Thomas Seiler and myself.   Fr. Jonathan Opio, the director of Human Life Uganda, is a strong supporter of the Gospel of Life…
Earth on fire
August 13, 2018
It’s a curious thing. At times, the most brilliant scientists and mathematicians throughout history have held some of the most preposterous beliefs. For instance, Rene Descartes, inventor of modern analytic geometry and the Cartesian plane, believed the pineal gland was the seat of the human soul…