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Revolution And (Or?) Love

by Craig Taffaro Revolution has been a key fixture of society since the 16th century. From the Protestant Revolution to the intellectual revolution of the Enlightenment to the American and French political revolutions, Western man has enshrined the right to revolt against authority, human or divine. Indeed, Americans take great...

05 03 2021

A Teacher’s Tale

It was Saturday. School was out for the weekend—or so I thought. I had just carried my cup of coffee over to the front door to look out over the crisp autumn morning when I spied something lying on my threshold. It was a scroll; a map, I discovered, as I unrolled it, earnestly scrawled by eager hands. I looked up and down the leaf-strewn street. ...

04 23 2021

Viva Cristo Rey

by Fr. Matthias I can almost see him as a little boy, clothes stained with dirt and sweat from working in the fields with his dad sewing beans and corn. He drops his bicycle on the cobblestone, then scuffles up the steps to the front door of the church. The wood creaks as the door opens to dim light and the smell of burning candles. He drops his...

04 22 2021

Justice And “Social Justice Warriors” – Is There Conflict?

In contemporary calls for justice, a Christian can be forgiven for feeling conflicted.  On the one hand, we know that God wants us to work for justice, that He established His Church and explicitly commands His people to seek justice in the world we live in.  And this is meant to be a real and tangible force in the world, not just encouragement f...

04 21 2021

A Broken Society Explains Why People Are So Lonely

This article was originally published in Sword & Spade magazine. by John Horvat II A  friend of mine works at a health clinic in a medium-sized town in the Midwest. He told me about a peculiar kind of patient that comes in for treatment. They are young and old, rich and poor. They are men and women. It is safe to say they represent a cro...

04 15 2021

Good Friday at the County Jail

To the residents and staff of Joseph House, Tallahassee, Florida A lynching took place in Maysville, Kentucky in 1889. Over a thousand people traveled to witness the murder of a man condemned without a trial. Prior to burning him alive, men chained him to a tree and slashed his skin with knives. It was but one of eleven lynchings in Kentucky that ...

04 13 2021

The Anonymous Generation

This article was published in Sword & Spade magazine. by Ben Broussard The Center for Bioethics and Culture has recently produced a documentary about sperm donation. “Anonymous Father’s Day” tells all the facts regarding the practice and highlights personal stories told by donor-conceived children. In the course of an hour, the scop...

03 17 2021

The Art of Being Human in a Culture of Noise (Hint: Beauty Can Rescue Us)

This article was originally published in Hearth&Field magazine, and was adapted from Jimmy Mitchell's forthcoming book Let Beauty Speak. None of us will quickly forget what it felt like as churches closed, the economy shut down, and entire countries went into self-quarantine amidst the initial outbreak of the coronavirus...

12 13 2020

2020 Sucks: Inspiration (and Direction) from Elijah the Prophet

How have you been feeling about the news lately? It seems like the majority of headlines this year have spelled out disaster in countless ways. On the Internet, there is no shortage of 2020-is-the-worst memes that, for many, might land just a little too close to home. Everywhere, there are reminders that things don’t seem so great nowadays. This ...

12 02 2020

If You Set the World Ablaze, You’re Going to Tick People Off

“Do you think that I have come to establish peace on the earth? No, I tell you, but rather division.” – Jesus Most people would not smack books out the hands of a cripple at the library. Most people won’t cuss out the girl at McDonald's because they got an apple pie instead of a pumpkin pie. Most people quietly tolerate Facebook posts th...

11 30 2020

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