Dead Philosophers Society | DPS

Slaying the Dragon

In J. R. R. Tolkien‘s The Hobbit, Bard the Bowman achieves the amazing feat of killing Smaug, the dragon, by shooting an arrow into the one unarmored place on the dragon’s underside.  Similarly pro-life people throughout our country have shot an arrow into Planned Parenthood’s one vulnerable spot. This spot is the revelation of the […] Read More

Is Abortion Really Only One Issue?

As we draw near to Election Day in this very contentious campaign, some Christian voters say that abortion is only one issue.  They believe it is fine to vote for a candidate who has vowed both to expand abortion coverage and to choose Supreme Court justices who likewise favor the expansion of this gruesome practice.  […] Read More

In Memory of Her

  “And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her” (Mark 14:9). This Friday these words of Jesus will find a particular fulfillment as the entire Catholic Church, by order of Pope Francis, will celebrate July 22nd as […] Read More

Black Lives Matter from Conception Until Natural Death

Hillary Clinton, speaking in a Baptist church in Columbia, South Carolina on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, courted black voters as she sympathized with five black mothers whose children had died by gun violence.  Does Clinton really think that too many blacks have died violently?  How then is it that in receiving the Margaret Sanger award […] Read More

Seventy Reasons to Celebrate Your Baptism

In his Sunday Angelus remarks on January 10, 2016 (the feast of the Baptism of the Lord), Pope Francis told the people present that they should know and celebrate the anniversary of their baptisms. Here are 70 reasons to celebrate your baptism! *CCC stands for The Catechism of the Catholic Church. “Holy Baptism is the […] Read More

Christmas and the Communion of Saints

Christmas and the Communion of Saints My mother died on the third day of Christmas, December 27, 2009, just a little shy of my father’s second anniversary of death. She would have died in February 2009 except that I’m quite sure that my father intervened to save her life.  After my father’s death in January […] Read More

The Old Man and Marriage Before the Fall

In 1805 explorers of Franconia Notch in NH were amazed to see an outcropping of rock formation on the side of a mountain that resembled the profile of an old man. This “old man of the mountain” became the icon of New Hampshire, appearing on license plates, toll tokens, and road signs. Suddenly in the […] Read More

Cottontails versus Babies

In light of the recent horrific revelations regarding Planned Parenthood I wrote to US Senator Jeanne Shaheen requesting that she work for the defunding of this eugenic, racist organization. Yesterday, not surprisingly, she emailed back a letter to me filled with glowing praise for all that Planned Parenthood supposedly does to help women. Today (9-12-15) […] Read More

Are You Afraid To Go To Confession?

Maybe you think you have sinned too much and your life is too messed up for God to be able to straighten it out through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Maybe you think your sins are so awful or so embarrassing that you will shock the priest and that he will look at you weirdly in […] Read More