The Time to Talk is Now

The Time to Talk is Now November 11, 2012

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?


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