By Hunter Sharpless
All the monk’s practices aim to transform and tailor the inner life. The liturgy, the forms, the calendar. And the prayer. Christ of course withdraws over and over again in the Gospels, away from the crowd. Like a refrain, like liturgy.
By David Mills
The insights of the Western tradition can influence prudential decisions. They can orient our enterprise toward public life without leaving behind the deeper concerns.
As far as I am concerned, we should take the declinist view at its word and ignore it altogether. After all, declinism is nothing particularly new or original when one considers the range of declinist critiques, from Burke to Fukuyama, and it allies itself too easily to ideology.
March 24, 2015
A Dolce & Gabbana fashion show might not be the first place you’d look to see whether a pope’s message has taken root, but maybe it should be.
Christopher T. Haley
March 23, 2015
While human law cannot make any of its citizens virtuous and should not endeavor to try, it does advance the common good by mandating the virtue necessary for peaceful social behavior: Justice, giving and doing unto others what is due to them.
Brett Graham Fawcett
March 12, 2015
Christian art is not reaching a new apex, but it is far from totally dead.
March 9, 2015
At the Catholic university, grounded in institutional commitments to a host of truth claims and therefore in moral obligations following from those claims, “dialogue” has to be understood as a method but not as an end.
March 9, 2015
The ability to hold this and that in one’s mind and push the ideas around until they reach a paradox or a counterfactual is a large portion of what the possession of a sound mind is about.
March 4, 2015