Faith on the CouchWhat IS A Catholic’s “Job” When It Comes to Voting, Anyway?
This is not a political blog, nor is it about to become one, but I have seen so many comments lately about what Catholics “must” do in this next election and it seems to me that every single one of these posts is missing an obvious point. Once Upon A Time… I once had a [Read More...]
Cosmos The In LostBenedict’s Unequivocal Endorsement Silences Francis’s Critics
These are only hints and guesses, Hints followed by guesses; and the rest Is prayer, observance, discipline, thought and action. The hint half guessed, the gift half understood, is Incarnation. Here the impossible union Of spheres of evidence is actual, Here the past and future Are conquered, and reconciled . . . –T.S. Eliot, Four [Read More...]
Biblical Evidence for CatholicismThe Real & the Imaginary Pope Francis
As any conscious person who follows Catholic affairs at all, knows, there seems to be a constant uproar and “buzz” about this, that, or the other thing that the Holy Father said. One of my friends [Read More...]
The Rule and the RavenMetaxu. The Between. (On existence in the wake of violence.)
Metaxu. The between. It’s an idea from philosophy, ancient and modern. It as an attempt to assemble the various ways that we are not fully ourselves and yet that we are ourselves. That we are, that the world around us is, metaxu. Between. Or, to put it another way, that we are all becoming. “What does it mean [Read More...]
Bad CatholicHow Benedict XVI Predicted Brexit
The idea of Europe has fallen into a strange twilight today…Boundaries appear once again in their immovable significance; the antithetical character of nationalism could... [Read More]
Biblical Evidence for CatholicismRatzinger: Avoid Criticizing Church in “Mass Media”
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (the future Pope Benedict XVI) on 12 May 2001. Photograph by Manfredo Ferrari [Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0... [Read More]
Christopher CloseupRequiem and Redemption: A Review of the “Person of Interest” Series Finale
“We got into this to stop bad things from happening to good people.” That’s how John Reese (Jim Caviezel) summed up his work with Harold Finch (Michael Emerson) during the first... [Read More]
Cosmos The In LostBenedict's Unequivocal Endorsement Silences Francis's Critics
Francis gets the endorsement we all knew was coming (Pope Benedict XVI performing a blessing during a canonization mass in St. Peter’s Square, October 12 [detail], 2008,... [Read More]
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