Hitchens poked fun at assumptions of all kinds. Why don’t we at least acknowledge the assumptions of modern atheism, its derivatives and subsidiaries, with a little humor in tow?
Modernity lacks the resources to see beyond the horizon of suffering and death. This lack of vision is correlative to our inability to see our abilities, indeed our very lives regardless of state of physical imperfection, as gift.
Solving a problem like corporate capitalism requires more than brunches, but the modern brunch does indicate that no matter how crazy our jobs are, we all still crave community. Even when our environment encourages autonomy, we will create a space for breaking bread together.
October 30, 2014
The Church in Hong Kong is intimately connected with the Church in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The aftermath of the 1989 Tiananmen Beijing Spring saw the Church in Hong Kong become a “bridge church” between the Vatican and the PRC. The question is, a bridge to which church?
October 29, 2014
Timothy Kirchoff examines the responses of American Catholic institutions to the spread of same-sex marriage in light of the Synod discussions of homosexuality.
October 27, 2014
The Christian’s faith is fundamentally relational, then, and at all times sensitive to the irreducible psycho-spiritual drama unfolding in the heart of each person.
October 23, 2014
To see the wisdom of the Church in action, we can learn from two Europeans, an emperor and an economist born over a century ago, who embody the “heart” and the “head” of Catholic social teaching.
October 21, 2014
The possible objection that collapsing the work of the artist into the general human condition is to disgrace the uniqueness of the arts misunderstands the danger implied in this distinction.
October 20, 2014