The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

The Distinction Between Welfare and Charity

When I was a sweet, naïve freshman in college, I was inspired by a “liberal”, philosophy, namely, that if we all paid higher taxes, then fewer people would be poor. It seemed like such an easy and straightforward way to help so many people out, who could possibly be...
Catholic Trivia: Who is Keyser Soze?

Catholic Trivia: Who is Keyser Soze?

Before my dedication to following Christ, one of my favorite movies was The Usual Suspects.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, the movie revolves around a detective, played by Chazz Palminteri, trying to determine the cause of a very large shootout and...
Spring Break! (from what?)

Spring Break! (from what?)

The university where I teach got an unexpected extra week added on to our Spring Break this year, courtesy of a blown power line that knocked out power to the entire campus for the past several days. Technically we still have class online this week but don’t...