Dead Philosophers Society | DPS

Education

The Tale of Fr. Brochero

Jose Gabriel del Rosario Brochero. Credit: Public Domain via Wikipedia. CNA  The Tale of Fr. Brochero: Gaucho Priest, Devil’s Worst Nightmare  written by  Mary Rezac from Catholic News Agency  

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

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

10 Tips for Learning a New Language

Learning a new language can be fun and exciting, but it can also be challenging and tedious. What distinguishes those people who persevere through the challenge to proficiency from those who give up in frustration and disappointment? I managed to develop proficiency in Spanish and American Sign Language, and I am currently working on German […] Read More

Beauty Does Not Lie In The Eyes of the Beholder

I have never liked Tim Burton movies. Call me crazy, but I think it is because I know that beauty is objective; and not only objective but also important. As our world steeps itself deeper and deeper into relativism, it argues that beauty, like truth, depends on the eye of the beholder. The transcendentals are […] Read More

Meriam Ibrahim – Revealing Extremism or True Islam?

Recently, the saga of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman who was imprisoned for “converting from Islam”, has come to a happy conclusion. Her story, however, brings up an obvious contradiction within Islam regarding forcing people to convert. Meriam’s father was Muslim and mother Orthodox Christian. Her father abandoned the family when Meriam was very young […] Read More

Teach Your Children Well

As I prepare to begin my third year teaching an 8th grade CCD class, the lyrics of the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song, “Teach Your Children Well,” pop into my mind. Teach your children well Their father’s hell did slowly go by, And feed them on your dreams The one they picked, the one […] Read More

The Catholic Educator for Young Men

  “You are known and loved.” Just outside the City of Boston, at a small private Catholic boys’ school, the headmaster addresses a crowd of prospective students and parents at its annual open house. The message by this man is similar each year yet captivating. People listen to him. Some, hearing him for the first […] Read More