Through a Glass Darkly: An Alzheimer’s Love Story

Geography of Memory

We are, all of us, dying.  Even you.It may be a traffic accident, a horrific front-end collision that sends you spiraling toward eternity.  Or cancer will have its way with your gnarled body—a ravenous interloper, swelling, pressing on sensitive organs, then releasing its pent-up energy in a hemmorhagic burst of blood and lipids.  You may find yourself staring at the barrel of a shotgun, or clutching your breast in cardiac arrest.  But die, you will.We are, all of us, dying.  And if we do … [Read more...]

Who Do You Say That I Am? Mormons and the Christ

Christus statue

NOTE:  I wrote this column at the invitation of Chris Henrichsen, who blogs at the Mormon Portal here at Patheos.  This is part of a Roundtable discussion on "Are Mormons Christian?" First, a word of praise:  Mormons are good citizens.  They are persons of good conscience, and are supportive of strong family values.  Catholics and Mormons, as the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith noted in its 2001 statement on Mormon baptism, “…often find themselves working together on a rang … [Read more...]