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Becoming Like God

Have you ever met someone who does all the “Catholic things” right, but who just doesn’t seem happy?  You know—the person who prays constantly, fasts regularly, is involved in various ministries, and is meticulous about “practicing virtue”, but whose life seems absent of joy?  It seems there’s a failure to reach the true goal of vir...

11 22 2017

A Different Way Of Thinking About Ecumenism

The proof that Catholic doctrine is inspired by and imbued with the Spirit of Christ is that it can hold two “extremes” in perfect tension with one another so that they “work” in harmony.  As a bow holds a string in tension and sends an arrow off to its end, so too the Church keeps apparent contradictions in tension so that we can be sent ...

09 21 2017

Toward A Theology of Cool

I think its pretty urgent that we develop a theology of cool.  Words matter – there’s a mysterious reality that is unearthed through language.  Words are not just signs for things, but an unfolding and development of tradition and truth that make communication and communion possible.  It was the Word that was made flesh, right?  “Human sp...

04 11 2017

Why Americans Need Philosophy

by Mr. Brian Jones One of the most frequently cited platitudes regarding the purpose of contemporary schools is that they must help our young people “to think critically.” Not only does the question about the precise content of this thinking go unquestioned, but more curiously is the inquiry whether such thinking is possible at all. Is it po...

02 28 2017

“What is Truth?”: A Response to the Dictatorship of Relativism

 “Quid est veritas?” Pontius Pilate asked rhetorically of the Lord in the Gospel of John. What is truth? Is there such a thing as truth? On the eve of his election to the chair of Peter, Pope Benedict XVI sermonized, “Today, having a clear faith based on the Creed of the Church is often labeled as fundamentalism. Whereas relativism, that is,...

04 19 2016

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