General

Who watches the watchers?

August 4, 2016 Sandra Miesel 0

“You are being watched. The government has a secret system—a machine—that spies on you every hour of every day.”— Opening monologue, Person of Interest What if government’s already vast data-gathering resources were deployed by an […]

In His Rising is Our Hope

March 27, 2016 Sandra Miesel 0

In him, who rose from the dead, our hope of resurrection dawned. The sadness of death gives way to the bright promise of immortality. — Preface for Christian Death I Sacred images do not instantly […]

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Essay

The Blessings of St. Benedict

August 8, 2011 Sandra Miesel 0

Western civilization is “waiting for another Benedict,” according to philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre. But why single out St. Benedict of Nursia (480-547) as a model for treating the ills of modern society? As the father of […]

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Special Report

The Cross and the Stars

May 15, 2011 Sandra Miesel 0

What do Worlds of If have to do with Jerusalem? Do Catholic writers have a place among the wizards of fantasy and the starships of science fiction? The very pervasiveness of fantasy and science fiction […]