Philosophy & Culture


The Cult of Scientism

“Whoever appeals to any science in order to justify his basic convictions inspires distrust of his honesty or his intelligence” -Nicolas Gomez-Davila It seems that in this age of ours, defined as it is by an unsettling uncertainty of our most cherished assumptions, and a fashionable postmodern relativism, it is paradoxically not so much conducive…


Opening up the Religious Market Place

The contemporary world can boast an unprecedented amount of competition. Political actors must compete for leadership and government. Schools must compete with each other to attract the best students and, in return, students must compete with each other to be wanted by the best schools. Businesses, involving everything from hairdressers to international shipping companies, must…


The Lure of the Cafeteria: A Catholic Perspective on the “Culture Wars”

“Atop the bell tower of the modern church the progressive clergyman, instead of a cross, places a weathervane” – Nicolas Gomez-Davila Dear reader, it can be said that many significant legal rulings and legislative efforts which have characterized recent times, whether in Ireland’s referendum result on the legal sanctioning of same-sex relations as being equivalent…