All gnostic movements are involved in the project of abolishing the constitution of being, with its origin in divine, transcendent being, and replacing it with a world-immanent order of being, the perfection of which lies in the realm of human action.Read more
The kind of education a child receives is first and foremost a parental choice. In a society claiming that maximizing “autonomy” is a key social goal, it is curious that the term seems to vanish when applied to parental educational choices.
Faggioli’s book is rich, insightful, and controversial. Surprising as it might seem, Catholicism and Citizenship lends credence to the basic aspiration behind the Benedict Option: the current “signs of the times” require a distinctive response from the Church.
Advent is about the anticipation for this second coming.Few of us eagerly await our death and judgment (or His second coming!) the way a child waits for Christmas morning. Yet, in many ways, the Church asks us to do just that.
What I tell my students is that religion has three key things: a theory of knowledge, an ethical system, and an idea of what makes up and orders everything.
Religion, then, does not have its back to the ropes; rather, Christianity has lost its heavyweight status as the “presumably exclusive orientation” in a ring of conflicting beliefs.
The pressure laid by other days of the week—and by our cultural compulsion to consume and engage in commerce—will fill the void. The only way Sunday as sacred will survive is if the whole week is reoriented toward Sunday.
The pro-life cord that connects my leftist past with my conservative present begins somewhat with Nat Hentoff, who understood that being a liberal who cares for the oppressed means caring for the unborn too, and who had the decency to say so, no matter what it cost him with his fellow lefties.
Everyone talks about “listening” and “dialogue,” but we need to do more than listen. That can mean something no more transforming than “sharing.”
MacIntyre’s work provides an opportunity for understanding professions, local communities, and even organizations as the locus of a distinct common good that is often obscured by the myopic focus on national politics.