Evil

Government is a necessary evil, and Christians must vote for the lesser one

"Society in every state is a blessing," wrote Thomas Paine in his 1776 pamphlet Common Sense, "but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or…

The Prayer Shawls of Auschwitz

This is a guest post by Brother Ivo. ____________ Those who have visited Auschwitz are likely to find their thoughts straying back there on this day of Holocaust remembrance. A…

On the Feast of Stephen

The funeral of St Stephen, by Filippo Lippi (1460). St Stephen – 'a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost' (Acts 6:5) – was chosen to be a…