Joseph McKenzie

Joseph McKenzie

Joseph McKenzie received his M.L.S. from Texas Woman’s University School of Library and Information Studies. He is a humble librarian. His current work in progress is the definitive Thomistic treatise on aesthetics entitled, To Know the Beautiful.He lives with his wife in New Mexico some 20 miles from my baptismal church, the sixteenth-century Missión de San Augustín, where the remains of Padre Juan de Padilla, the first martyr of the American Southwest, reposes beneath the sanctuary.


France Rediscovers Human Nature

Jan 31 2013

Edward Feser, one of my favorite American philosophers, asks: Why the constant harping about the separation of church and state, but not, say, the separation

Cultural Caviar

Duchess of Cambridge

A Royal Disaster on Canvas

Jan 16 2013

Like all English royals who ever lived, Kate Middleton is only as handsome as nature made her"€”no more, no less. The fact that she has


St. James at the Battle of Clavijo by Tieopolo

Islam’s “€œChristian”€ Collaborators

Sep 17 2012

Barack Obama, Islam's crouching eunuch, serves a special function in the new Mideast, that of towel-bearer for jihadist dictators at their bloodbaths. After rubbing down


Modern Art: Socialism’s Ugly Whore

Sep 10 2012

Modernism is based on the idea that art is too good for us, that only a rarefied academic elite of gnostic initiates is sophisticated enough


William Pitt the Younger, circa 1783 by George Romney

Romney’s Visual Treatise on Human and Political Virtue

Aug 27 2012

As summer ends, our haste in forgetting the abuse Mitt Romney spewed against conservatives during the GOP primaries is as unfortunate as it is convenient.