Since the rise of The Donald, journalists and analysts have been racing to keep up with the tumult in his wake – from the already breathless hype of the 24-hour news cycle, which may perversely see him as something of a boon, to the somber head-scratching of some of the more thoughtful commentators.  Without wanting to add to the noise, there is one thing my mind keeps coming back to, one glaring thing that much of the dissection of words… Read more

Lord, what is man that you are mindful of him? Or the son of man that you should care for him? For you have made him little less than the angels, setting him over the wonders of Your creation, to tend and to care for them, to study them and to learn Your ways. Lord, make me a worthy steward of Your creation, guide me in the paths of Your righteousness, and make me an overflowing vessel of your love…. Read more

As much as we may want to think that we can control our lives and destinies, The Handmaid’s Tale serves as a bitter reminder. Read more

We begin a two-part series on the Trinity this week on Thinking Faith! It’s one of the most central doctrines of our Christian faith and can be found etched in our prayer, sacramental and liturgical lives and yet, it can be one of the most challenging doctrines for Christiane to speak about with others. This week we’ll delve into the mystery that is the Trinity. We discuss what it actually means to call the Trinity a Mystery, we’ll ask hard hitting questions like “Is… Read more

Recognize this story? An incompetent leader covers up his incompetence with arrogance and bravado, is hypercritical of anyone who annoys him or gets in his way but makes constant excuses for himself, covers his own mistakes by blaming those around him, acts brashly authoritarian and always certain of being in the right yet at odd moments desperate to be liked, distracts from substantial concerns with petty and far-flung accusations, makes ethically dodgy demands for personal loyalty, flies off the handle when confronted, and progresses… Read more

The movie The Shack hit theaters mid-Lent and with it arose much discussion surrounding some of the feminine imagery – for God the Father and God the Holy Spirit – used in both the film and the book. Following on the tails of last week’s ‘Heresy’ episode, this week Eric and Brett take a look at the kinds of language and images that can be used in reference to God. We regularly call God ‘Father’, can God be ‘Mother’ too? And what… Read more

Vox Nova is pleased to present the following guest post by Ben Johnson. When I joined the Catholic Worker movement it was very easy to believe initially that my task was to aid people in finding the stability offered by the governmental and economic systems we currently have. Find a job. Get a car. Get an apartment. These are the things that many expect the Catholic Workers to be encouraging our guests to acquire. I have found in my time… Read more

This week on Thinking Faith! Eric and Brett are trying their darndest to NOT be heretics. We’ll look at what heresy is (and isn’t) we’ll talk about some common examples and share some tips on what to do if you think you’ve encountered a heretic in your midst! From Dominican video games to St. Nicholas punching Arius in the face, we’ll see if our hapless hosts can avoid getting fired over this one! Read more

I have sometimes heard it said – sometimes jokingly, usually half-jokingly – that only one thing could bring peace to our world: an attack by extraterrestrial forces. Only then, the argument goes, when faced with a threat to all of us, would we human beings at last put aside our differences and recognize our common humanity. I am no expert in either science or science fiction. Scientists seem divided on the prospect of the existence of intelligent life existing in… Read more

As a teenager, I had something of an obsession with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals.  I can’t quite claim to have attained an encyclopedic knowledge of them, but I do have an uncanny long-term memory, and I listened to recordings of his musicals a lot.  It was also during that time that the film version of Evita, starring Madonna, came out. All of this ended up providing me with a coping mechanism of sorts during last year’s election season, when I realized… Read more

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