The Time to Talk is Now

It is hard to have a conversation when politics are at stake. The news makes fools of us all. I find it nearly impossible to discuss important things in serious ways during election cycles. Besides my close friends, most people suspect that I’m secretly trying to pull a political maneuver. Mistrust abounds.

For instance, I’ve been asked “Why don’t you have anything to say about abortion?” several times. I have my reasons. The main reason is that I will not let the sloganeering lexicon rule the day. All the words need to be thrown out. We must begin anew. Trust can only be earned that way.

And the time to talk is now. I’m an open book. Please, feel free to share what sort of things you’d like to hear more about: questions, stories, and more. A guest post?

One reader told me to say more about ganstas. I did. What do you think?

New media is hard for me sometimes because I am really more of an essayist than a blogger. I don’t care enough about the other stuff. But that other stuff is important too. Perhaps you can help. As the dust settles and the tempers turn to other petty outrages and scandals, I pray that we can have a better, more serious conversation here.

Expect to hear a great deal from me on the tragic and beautful intimacy we find in a mother and her child. How Catholics need to re-envision of the event of life itself; and how impossible yet easy it is to do that. How simple descriptions and common sense can help.

Also expect me to try and intimate some ideas about education, a thus-far neglected passion I have. What is Catholic education? How is it different from Catholic schooling? And more.

Liturgy, art, sports, music, the poetics of the New Evangelization. Would you like to hear more about philosophy too? What else?


  • Recovering Scientist

    Liturgy and liturgical art. Meaning and liturgy.

  • JoeC

    I know it’s not exactly what you meant by “poetics of the New Evangelization,” but has the New Evangelization given rise to any good poets?

    • srocha

      I doubt it. We’ve got a long way to go.

  • Ted Seeber

    A way to approach abortion with the left wing: As a form of unjust bigotry.

    Unwanted, unplanned, unfit, fetus, blob of tissue; all of these are terms that eugenicists have used for the past 300 years to talk about people that it’s ok to kill in the attempt to build a better race.

    You don’t have to be right wing to be pro-life; you don’t have to abandon social justice to be pro-life. In fact, you need to be MORE inclusive to be pro-life than pro-choice people are, accept more diversity.

  • Bob

    Corporal works of mercy.