The Conversion of Takashi Nagai, And His Vocation of Love

All the buzz a few months back was the cause for the sainthood of Dorothy Day. The New York Times even weighed in on her cause, though they don’t quite know what to make of her, and of Catholics who admire her for being, how can I put this…Catholic. I daresay that they would probably have the same problem figuring out any of the saints, come to think of it. [Read more…]

For Your Lenten Friday Night at the Movies II: The Mission

Jeremy Irons as Father Gabriel, SJ

Last week, Ben Hur was epic, but it had its saccharine sweet, melodramatic moments. Whenever Judah Ben-Hur encountered the Christ, his world stopped, and started.

This week, the world gets tangled, troubled, and we’re left wondering about how the will of God works through our fallenness in this world. [Read more…]