Aesthetics and Spirituality Part II: Quests

Aesthetics and Spirituality Part II: Quests

This essay, the second in the series, is about the holy quest or pilgrimage. I will divide this essay into three sections: Roads, Gateways and Lodestars.
Pornography: A Frightful Rejection of the Human Face

Pornography: A Frightful Rejection of the Human Face

In our own day and age, we might observe that pornography is winter; it chases sunshine from the human face. In fact, it chases away the human face itself.
From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

From the Vatican Observatory: Commentary on ‘Cosmos: Possible Worlds’

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos: Possible Worlds is on TV this fall. I'm a big Cosmos fan. But of course, the show could always be better—maybe a lot better.
What Novels Can Teach Us About Evangelization

What Novels Can Teach Us About Evangelization

After years of producing apologetics, I recently learned something new about evangelizing others. It has to do with POV, or point-of-view.
Music, God’s Gift to Man: Music in the Church

Music, God’s Gift to Man: Music in the Church

Several years ago my spiritual director told me to study De Musica Sacra et Sacra Liturgia. Since then, music has shaped my devotion to the Church.
Healing Post-Election America

Healing Post-Election America

Over the past 4 or 8 or 12 years, it’s worth wondering if we're becoming people who claim to love humanity, but fail to love and befriend actual persons. 
Amy Coney Barrett Channels Peace to Judiciary Committee Members

Amy Coney Barrett Channels Peace to Judiciary Committee Members

If we hope to heal our culture and move forward as a civilized nation, we would be wise to consider the exceptional character of Amy Coney Barrett.
A Risk Worth Taking

A Risk Worth Taking

Some risks are worth taking. Even more importantly, the risks that we decide to take—as well as those we decide not to take—serve to define who we are.
When a Society Abandons Truth

When a Society Abandons Truth

When a Society Abandons Truth
Getting Back in the Habit of Mass

Getting Back in the Habit of Mass

We cradle Catholics must establish a habit for ourselves that was first established by others for us: the habit of going to Mass.

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