Saint Augustine is one of the most intriguing figures in the two-thousand-year history of Christianity. He represents misspent youth, passionate romance, a deep conversion, and ultimately a profound, compelling Christian faith. It’s a hard story not to fall in love with. If he were alive today we might imagine him (at least in his later life) as one of the media titans among our Catholic bishops (think Bishop Barron or Fulton Sheen).
This article is part of a three-part series on conversion first articulated here.
This article is part of a three-part series first articulated here.
Gratitude is not only the key to virtue, but also to happiness and prayer.
In the film “Interstellar,” director Christopher Nolan takes up a major theme, namely that of love.
Love, as a theological virtue, is the virtue by which we love God for his own sake and we love others for the sake of God—that is, we love God in others. We put on the “mind of Christ” (see 1 Cor 2:16; Rom 12:2), making his aims our aims—seeing things as he sees them and aligning our hearts accordingly. And we make the needs, sorrows, victories, and aspirations of others our own, seeing to their good as if it were ours.
According to philosopher, James K.A. Smith, we might want to rethink what it means to be secular.
Biographers of Walker Percy often begin their work with the distressing tale of how Percy’s grandfather, father and mother committed suicide.
The call to transform the culture is ever alive and new. As part of our calling to the transcendent (more than just the material world) we must share it. We must unleash the culture from the slavery of putting what the world offers on a pedestal. We were made for more and the negativity in our materialist culture is evident of this. This loss of transcendence in our culture has four main negative consequences.