A Voice Crying in the Political Wilderness

George Weigel makes a case here that now is the time for a robust and uncompromising form of Catholicism to stand up and be counted in America. As for the opportunity embedded in this crisis, it is nothing less than to be the Church of the New Evangelization, full-throttle. Shallow, tribal, institutional-maintenance Catholicism is utterly [Read More...]

This is Catholic Worship

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The Strength of Kolbe

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Here is a good post on the martyrdom of Maximillian Kolbe. I wrote last week about sanctity versus being good. The atheist will explain altruism in evolutionary terms: “Don’t you see that for the survival of the tribe primitive people soon began to see that altruism helped them to survive as a people. If they [Read More...]

Sin or Sanctity?

Sin is monotonous. Sanctity is totally original. Underneath this observation lurks a deeper truth–that sin is boring. We believe in original sin, but there is nothing original about sin. This is because evil is derivative. Satan cannot create anything, all he can do is twist or destroy or distort what is good. Take any sin [Read More...]

Monotonous Sinners and Sparkling Saints

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C.S. Lewis once observed, ‘How monotonously alike all the great tyrants and conquerors have been: how gloriously different are the saints.’ In his little biographies of Thomas Aquinas and Saint Francis of Assisi, G.K.Chesterton revelled in the sparkling individuality of both saints.  Aquinas was the greatest philosopher of his time while Francis was a troubadour [Read More...]

To See Clearly Close Your Eyes

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What I mean is, pray more. These are the things that blind us: egotism. I’m blind about myself. I think I’m delightful. There’s nothing wrong with me. It’s everybody else’s fault. I’m fine. It’s a conspiracy theory. Close your eyes in prayer to see yourself more clearly. Money. When I worry about money I can’t [Read More...]


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