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Confessions of a Restorationist

June 30, 2022 Aquae Regiae 25

“Restoration” is a tricky word. If we are talking about a work of art, that typically involves the painstaking, patient and brutally slow work of removing layers of paint, pollution and other alterations which hide […]


The Institutionalists

May 30, 2021 Aquae Regiae 6

Institutions form the backbone of any stable and long lasting civilization. In law, education, religion, science, government and more, institutions are the product of the accumulated experience and practice of millions of human beings. They […]

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The Salesian Option

January 21, 2021 Aquae Regiae 10

I have always had a particular fondness for the Saints of the Counter Reformation, perhaps because they were such exemplars of apostolic zeal in a time of great social upheaval. They were men and women […]

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Leisure, the basis of life

July 31, 2020 Aquae Regiae 7

Since the Industrial Revolution, mankind has invented thousands, or perhaps even millions of labor-saving devices. We travel faster than ever before imagined over land, sea, and air. Most of the world, even in the most […]

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The Voices of Misery

September 23, 2018 Aquae Regiae 5

Discouragement is a powerful and dangerous thing.  Whenever we as Catholics revisit the Liturgical Season of Advent, we recall the powerful words of the Prophets such as Isaiah, “Comfort, comfort my People” (Isa 40:1), and […]