Is It Truth or Sophistry?

  Years ago, I was washing up some pots, just before dinner, when all of a sudden a word popped into my head, seemingly out of nowhere. I turned around and blurted out to my kids, who were doing homework around the kitchen table, “Sophistry! The word that keeps coming to me is sophistry.” Of course,…… Continue reading Is It Truth or Sophistry?

Pope Francis Is Like A Canary in the Coal Mine

Pope Francis is like a canary in the coal mine, identifying toxic trends in our society, then, offering hope as he suggests Christian solutions to current issues. The expression, a canary in the coal mine, is a saying which refers to caged canaries miners would bring with them into mine tunnels. These birds were used…… Continue reading Pope Francis Is Like A Canary in the Coal Mine

Celebrating Frank Xavier Panico’s Faith-Based Movies

Founded in 2010 by screenwriter and filmmaker Frank Xavier Panico, “Xs in the Sky Films” proudly embraces faith-based movies. This company is unashamed of God the Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. Mr.Panico became absolutely fed up with the onslaught of films that portray Christians as corny mindless fanatical nerds who were the subject of…… Continue reading Celebrating Frank Xavier Panico’s Faith-Based Movies

Am I Writing Like a Worker Ant or a Child of God?

The secular world desperately needs to hear the perspective of Catholics on pressing issues, especially on the sanctity of human life. However, most religious authors write in a small niche, read mainly by fellow Catholics and perhaps a few other critics we would secretly love to block. An amusing analogy came to me the other…… Continue reading Am I Writing Like a Worker Ant or a Child of God?

Are We Living a Shadow Life?

The worst possible fate for me would be to die and discover that I had lived an existence similar to the allegory described in Plato’s Cave. Plato describes man’s condition as similar to living chained in a cave, looking at shadows on the wall cast from a candle; believing that was what life was all…… Continue reading Are We Living a Shadow Life?