Christmas in America

by Patrice Lewis -- During the weeks leading up to Christmas, there have been a lot of complaints about the ever-increasing commercialization and secularization of this most holy holiday. These concerns are more…

The Golden Horde

by Patrice Lewis -- For some reason I didn't see the parallels. Black Friday came and went and I heard the typical stories of camp-outs, record crowds at store fronts, sprints for more…

Random acts of evil

by Patrice Lewis -- Mining has always been a perilous occupation. One of the most insidious and invisible dangers comes from toxic gases that are heavier than air and therefore collect in more…

Glorying in our shame

by Patrice Lewis -- I read a Bible passage (Philippians 3:18a-19) recently that hit me: "… many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their destiny is destruction, their god is more…

Me, a 'domestic extremist'? So be it!

by Patrice Lewis -- We have some dear friends who are Traditional Catholics. Like many conservative Christians, this means the women dress modestly and in skirts. Their 15-year-old daughter, GG, is attending more…

Have a selfish Thanksgiving

by Patrice Lewis -- I thought everyone knew this story, but it seems I'm wrong. Most of us are products of the public school system, after all, so it's not surprising that more…

No man is an island

by Patrice Lewis -- There are two types of "green" people. The first type live green because it's cheaper than the alternative. If they can't afford gasoline or a car, they bicycle. more…

Voices of the great unwashed

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago, a friend named Jane described a heated conversation she had with her husband, Charles, about a particular issue. They debated back and forth for a more…

Thanks, Obama!

by Patrice Lewis -- "Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years," reads the opening line. "Truly, he is the savior of America's future. more…

Slamming for votes

by Patrice Lewis -- Many years ago, my husband received a phone call from a long-distance telephone carrier. "Is this Mr. Lewis?" asked the representative. "Yes," my husband replied. "Would you be more…