Our obsession with politics is unhealthy and unholy in that it reflects our fixation on this life rather than the next, and on worldly power instead of true discipleship.Read more
If ever there were a damning case against the social media age, Notes from the Underground is it. For a literate culture to be “alone without books” is the absolute height of decadence.
Nothing can bring us into close contact with the beauty of Christ himself other than the world of beauty created by faith and light that shines out from the faces of the saints, through whom his own light becomes visible.
If your standard for a “Pope Francis Catholic” is “more like Francis than Donald Trump is,” you could count the number of “Pope Francis Catholics” in the billions.
Chesterton analyzed the problems that plague modernity with a wit and wisdom which is charming and disarming, using the power of paradox and combining clarity with charity in a way that is difficult to resist.
It’s a constant temptation to manufacture an experience of our Catholic faith, to elevate the end result over the process of being or becoming faithful.
On the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, three popes reflect on the mystery of the priesthood, and the Petrine ministry.
It’s arguable that Francis exercises his post immodestly. But, on the other hand, there might be some necessary excess he’s dealing with. Take time to consider that.
Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no. For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.
Acknowledging one’s sexual identity can be a catalyst for genuine humility, writes Timothy Kirchoff, but there is a point at which LGBT pride clearly constitutes what Aquinas would call sinful pride.