As much as some of us might want to say that Christianity has been, and today remains, the foundation or unifier of American life, any serious probing into that claim reveals a tale of multiple different “Americas” existing side by side and yet largely independent of one another.Read more
What is Easter without participation in Christ’s Resurrection? It is nothing. Pascha without the solemn and profound beauty of remembering, affirming, and participating in the theological, historical and existential reality of the Lord’s Resurrection is nothing.
Without intermediaries, we are left without anything to make our senses immediately aware of the mystery of God made man. It can be overwhelming.
As Rev. George V. Coyne, S.J. declared, “science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the other into a wide world, a world in which both can flourish.”
The light of Christ, the Unconquered Sun, manifests divine truth in a way that is both personal and magnificent. And that sheds light on the nature of our human desire for meaning.
Last August, as the Olympics were concluding, I set out to answer several questions about sports in an essay for…
In the days after the tree fell, some Christian friends told me the way it fell was Providential. “God is watching over you,” they said. That kind of talk tidies up a great and painful mystery. Was he watching over me and not over my friend that day? Has he been watching over me since childhood and not giving her a second glance?
Let Catholics make clear that we have something to offer which addresses more than a small set of parochial concerns
Cultivating a more human method for securing and assenting to truth is the solution to our present “epistemological crisis,” not only for Christians in need of more sure belief, but also for the work of evangelization and salvation.
Ultimately, The Benediction Option may serve a primarily therapeutic role, reassuring readers, primarily conservative Christians, that they are part of the in-group that fully recognizes the bankruptcy of the secular world, all the while having little practical impact.