Critique of Nietzsche

We die empty only to live. Nietzsche rises as Superman only to die.

Below is one of Nietzsche's Opus commentaries. It is a powerful artistic depiction of his Übermensch, or Superman. This is a masterpiece of communication. Anyone who has tried to write knows that the struggle is in how to bring what is in the heart and mind to life in the written word. Nietzsche is masterfully… Continue reading We die empty only to live. Nietzsche rises as Superman only to die.

St. Thérèse - Nietzsche is my Brother

St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and the pastoral approach of the Post Vatican II Church

Nietzsche as interpreted in the play, St. Thérèse: Nietzsche is my Brother. In his poignant criticism of Christians, Nietzsche makes a stunning point, one that we Christians often prefer to minimize as we point our fingers at others, pronouncing the nearness of their doom should they not also follow the Creed. The playwright places this… Continue reading St. Thérèse, Nietzsche, and the pastoral approach of the Post Vatican II Church

Heresy of Americanism

It is due to Catholic and Royal France that there is a United States in the first place.

It is due to Catholic and Royal France that there is a United States in the first place. We were taught that our Founding Fathers were the bravest of the brave, who selflessly, with blood-bandaged feet and bloodied faces, shed the shackles of serfdom for freedom. But the truth is, without the Catholic and Royal… Continue reading It is due to Catholic and Royal France that there is a United States in the first place.

Plato's Academy

We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

"What is it that hath been? the same thing that shall be. What is it that hath been done? the same that shall be done. Nothing under the sun is new, neither is any man able to say: Behold this is new: for it hath already gone before in the ages that were before us.… Continue reading We need philosophy, but it needs to be God’s philosophy.

Royal Hearts

The Royal Heart’s abbreviated testament of consecration to Joan of Arc and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Royal Heart of RoyaumeFrance is committed to Joan of Arc and her mission "on earth as it is in Heaven" for the coming of the reign of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. For the full consecration made to St. Joan of Arc and St. Thérèse of Lisieux for Christ the King and the Immaculate… Continue reading The Royal Heart’s abbreviated testament of consecration to Joan of Arc and the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Critique of Marx, Royal Quips

Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

I did some light reading recently, namely, The Communist Manifesto (Bedford Series in History and Culture). The Introduction by John E. Toews does an admirable job of putting Marx and the Manifesto into historical context. He makes the clear connection between Marx and Hegel. Today's Left is very Marx and Hegel, and, counter-intuitively, so is… Continue reading Royal Quips: Luther, Jefferson, and Karl Marx – it’s all one revolution

Critique of Hegel

The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian

Recently I have been looking at a few of the major philosophical influences that contribute to the crisis we have in the Church today and, as a result of the problems in the Church, in society at large. Many in the Church, if not most, see that men with evil designs have usurped our Church.… Continue reading The root problem is more than simply Cultural Marxism or Modernism – it’s Hegelian

Plato's Academy

St. Joan of Arc, Plato, and Aristotle (or, St. Joan versus the American and French Revolutions)

We have two warring philosophies in Western society and perhaps in the whole world. These are the Platonic and Aristotelian paradigms (see Arthur Herman, The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization.) Our philosophical views determine how we decide what is true and therefore how we… Continue reading St. Joan of Arc, Plato, and Aristotle (or, St. Joan versus the American and French Revolutions)

Plato's Academy

Joan of Arc will show you how to let God explain His point of view

"In this great darkness make our faith A light to be our constant guide That we may choose the narrow way And not the way of wounded pride." (From the Magnificat hymn of September 3rd) Jesus said, “Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man… Continue reading Joan of Arc will show you how to let God explain His point of view