Singing What’s True

In my dazed and confused youth, listening to classic rock as I traversed the rural roads of New England, several of Van Morrison’s ubiquitous hits were etched into my soul. Apart from that, I never gave the fellow a second thought, until reading several years ago that the title of his popular tune, “Domino,” isContinue reading “Singing What’s True”

Special Gifts

Everything in nature has what belongs to its species. Every flower has what it needs. Every animal follows successfully its instinct, and every creature has its own perfection. Just so is it in the various states of grace: Each has its specific gifts, and there is a recompense for each of those whose good willContinue reading “Special Gifts”

The Single-Issue Fallacy

Recently, a prominent elected official, in an effort to appear to promote national unity, blessed us with a blanket denunciation of half of her fellow citizens and coreligionists. Catholics who voted for Donald Trump, according to Nancy Pelosi, “were willing to sell the whole democracy down the river for that one issue.” That “one issue”Continue reading “The Single-Issue Fallacy”