Halloween, Playfulness, and G.K. Chesterton

Why is Halloween the second most commercially-successful holiday in the US, and growing? In a follow-up to the Faith, Science & Halloween post, this morning on The Catholic Channel at SiriusXM I had a chance to chat with Gus Lloyd about the whole Halloween thing. My argument: People are playful. I’m aware that people also [Read More...]

Follow-up to the Catechetical / Youth Theme – Ho Kai Paulos

A quick follow-up note for those who following the threads on this blog about catechesis, young adult literature, and so forth: Joe Wetterling has just re-launched his catechetical website, Ho Kai Paulos.   The first article is a very clear, charitable explanation of the difference between objective and subjective truth.  If you are looking for the [Read More...]

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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