Journal

“A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement C. Moore: The Doctrine of Santa Claus

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Twas only a matter of time. And it came—as it comes to all. ’Twas the night before Christmas, when all…

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A Little Lesson in Comparative Religion

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

The following incident actually happened in one of my classes at Boston College. For purposes of inclusion in my forthcoming…

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Dr. Seuss & How the Secular Humanist Stole Christmas

by Sean Fitzpatrick

It is telling when the deficiencies of the adult world are told in the pages of children’s books. An instance…

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The Tailor of Gloucester by Beatrix Potter

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Christmastime is the homiest holiday: firesides, feasting, family… and fairy folk. The richest Christmas traditions concern down-to-earth things; which only…

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A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

by Sean Fitzpatrick

Ignorance and Want: “…no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade… has monsters half so horrible and dread.” Leave…

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The Great American Sex Fantasy

by Dr. Peter Kreeft

I got the idea for this fantasy from a dear and respectable gentleman who is a college professor, like myself….

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“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry: The Wise Fools of Christmas

by Sean Fitzpatrick

 Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat. Please put a penny in the old man’s hat. As Christmas carols…

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The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde

by Sean Fitzpatrick

There is nothing like a good ghost story. The forms of fiction are few that can compete with the proverbial dark…

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Coincidentally: A Cornucopia of Pharmacopoeia

by Fr. George William Rutler

The Scots are famously reserved in their habits and modest demeanor, but this has not restrained their substantial claim to…

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Coincidentally: A Nation Mourns

by Fr. George William Rutler

Adolf Frederick V, grand duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, was born during the presidency of James Knox Polk, who was born in…

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