Scrupulosity, in the Catholic sense, is the tendency to focus on our sins too much, forgetting Our Redeemer and His mercy in the process. It is the tendency to remember the law while forgetting the Law Giver. A person with “a case of the scruples” has likely forgotten that the law was made for […]
Author Archive: Paul Zummo
Paul is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus with a doctorate in Politics. He has been writing about politics and Catholic social issues for most of his adult life. As a father of (so far) two young children, he is especially interested in preserving their civil and religious liberties. Paul also dabbles in fiction writing, and his novel Dirty Laundry can be found on Amazon.com.
The headline is just a slight tinkering of the title of Andrew McCarthy\’s post on National Review Online from the other day. Though McCarthy\’s post is about a conservative foreign policy approach, I thought the logic applicable to Catholics as well. McCarthy is looking for a conservative approach to foreign policy that is somewhere between […]
I would like to use this space to talk with you about an issue of the utmost moral importance. It\’s an issue where no clear-thinking, righteous Catholic could possibly differ in judgment. Yes, it’s time that Catholics united and stood up for legislation that outlaws the use of incandescent light bulbs. Not only would such […]
My wife and I had a rare opportunity to watch a movie together the other night, and after about half an hour of looking though every available title on Netflix and Amazon, wesettled on Secretariat, the story of the great triple crown winning horse. After we settled in and the movie started playing I realized […]
Father Dwight Longenecker has published a book just in time for Lent called The Gargoyle Code. It\’s a modern riff on CS Lewis\’s masterpiece, The Screwtape Letters. Like Lewis, Fr. Longenecker \”transmits\” a series of letters from an experienced tempter to a young apprentice trying to win possession of a young soul. There are some […]
Kurt Schlicter wrote a post on Breitbart\’s Big Hollywood blog where he challenges conservatives to suck it up and watch Lena Dunham\’s HBO program, Girls. So, why should conservatives want any part of this? Great question. The answer, if the fact that the show can be pretty amusing isn’t reason enough for you, is that […]