Faith, Science, and Halloween

Years ago, the big thing at Halloween was receiving the annual Jack T. Chick tract about how Halloween was one big festival of the satanic.  Fitting, since All Hallow’s Eve is a Catholic holiday, and we all know how Jack T.C. felt about Catholics. (If you don’t, and want to be amused by a tour [Read More…]

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Christianity in Three Books

Taking up the challenge (It’s like Jeopardy: follow the link to find out what question I’m answering is) . . . 1.  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Christianity writ large.  You want to understand Christian spirituality, this is your book. 2. Handbook of Christian Apologetics by Kreeft & Tacelli.  You can’t learn everything [Read More…]

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Sam Rocha’s Primer for Philosophy & Education – A Gentle Wake Up Call for Catechists

I accepted a review copy of Sam Rocha’s A Primer for Philosophy and Education with trepidation: Academics tend to write horribly, and philosophers are the worst of the lot.  Well, I found a jewel. Not only can the man write clearly and well, he can think straight, too.  Sam Rocha’s Primer is a treasure trove [Read More…]

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