Robert B. Greving

Robert B. Greving teaches Latin and English grammar at a Maryland high school. Mr. Greving served five years in the U.S. Army J.A.G. Corps following his graduation from the Dickinson School of Law.

recent articles

Who Are the Guardians of Tradition?

The third and final episode in the “Mass of the Ages” documentary trilogy traces the renewed interest in—and renewed attacks against—the traditional Latin Mass.

Lent and Taxes

An unjust law is no law. And I would offer the proposition that the current tax system is unjust.

God’s Preemptive Strikes

Usually, the Church proclaims a dogma in reaction to a spreading heresy. But the dogmas of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption were preemptively declared to prepare for future heresies.

Dodger Blues

Baseball is the “national pastime,” the most integrating—and the most integrated—of all professional sports. Now it sees fit to attack members of the nation’s largest religious group.

Why So Serious?

What young people need most right now is not so much understanding, compassion, antidepressants, or therapy; they need a good belly laugh, preferably at their own expense. 

Fighting Catholic Gaslighting

Trying to make Catholics believe that any criticism of past fallible Church decisions demonstrates unfaithfulness is gaslighting and should be resisted.


In Praise of Slow

Our problem is not so much that we are “communicating” too much (though we are); the problem is that we don’t reflect before we do.


The Divisiveness of the Latin Mass and Vaccines

“Divisive” is a loaded word. Like the adjective “prejudiced,” calling someone “divisive” automatically puts him on the defensive. And so, being the first to call someone else “prejudiced” or “divisive” is to gain the upper hand in any argument. This has been happening lately with the issues of the Latin Mass and the COVID-19 vaccines. … Read more

Traditionis Custodes

Traditionis Custodes: A Blessing in Disguise?

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make a whiskey sour. To this extent, Traditionis Custodes may be a blessing in disguise in the long run. Let me explain.   Two things seem clear from the motu proprio. One, in fact, is clear. The Extraordinary Rite may now be celebrated only with the permission … Read more


The Church of What’s Happening Next

The Vatican announced recently that the next synod of bishops will now extend over a two-year period of various “phases.” According to Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops, the hope is to turn the synod from “being an event into a process.” This worries me.  The idea of a sort of … Read more

Fr. James Martin

Let’s Not Be Reasonable

A good description of the devil is “one who comes along when I’m very tired and suggests something very reasonable that I know I shouldn’t do.” This came to mind when seeing the responses to the recent Vatican reiteration of the Church’s teaching on homosexual acts. Some dismissed it; some of us were pleasantly surprised. … Read more


One Mass, One People

In a recent article for Crisis, Father Dwight Longenecker voiced his frustration with trying to unify his parish in the midst of what seems like national disintegration. He is right to be concerned, because as the Church goes, so goes the nation (and the world). The odd thing is that the Church had, in her … Read more

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