Spoiling Santa the Catholic Way

“Daddy, is Santa real?” Some years ago, a seminary classmate introduced to me the perplexing problem of this question. He himself had experienced a crisis of faith after discovering that his parents had lied to him for years about Santa Claus. Could their witness to Jesus Christ also be questionable? Should parents admit that Santa […]

Human Cloning, Ironic Immorality, and the Unlearned Lessons of the Manhattan Project

The greatest minds of the 20th century worked on the Manhattan Project – the scientific military endeavor that produced the atomic bomb – and many of them, like J. Robert Oppenheimer, grew to resent the role they played. It was he who quoted the Bhagavad Gita in saying, “Now I am become death, the destroyer […]

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