A Trial By Images: Solzhenitsyn on Literature and Salvation

Andrew M. Haines

The unique ability of writers in a globalized world is to "defeat the lie" that underpins violence, caused by our increasingly deficient and fractured moral sense.

Philosophy Art

The Lower Demons of Our Nature

Max Bindernagel

Insofar as there is an infusion of grace, a new order of peace, reason, and justice ought to reign among those grafted onto Christ in baptism.  

Philosophy

Examining Liberalism: Exaggerated Originality, False Anthropology

Craig Michael White

 Our problem, most fundamentally, is with liberalism's view of the nature of morality, of man, and of freedom, and its flaws in these areas are deadly. 

Philosophy

Attacking Our Mother? The Battle Against Liberalism

Craig Michael White

Attacking liberalism, for Americans, feels a bit like attacking your mother: it is the set of political ideas of the Founders. 

Philosophy

Why Stoicism is Sexy

Andrew M. Haines

It's a philosophy for and by the rich who wanted to behave less so. Nowadays, though, it implies the axiom: Be rich first, then be virtuous.

Philosophy

Unless the Tyrant's On Our Side

Andrew M. Haines

We believe there's a secret option, that there are better political instincts than those that have been tried before.

Politics Philosophy

Materialism is a Personal Cancer

Andrew M. Haines

The cure to materialism is equally caustic. It affects our scientific mind, and even dimensions of our apparent psychological well-being.

Philosophy

Two Ways to Be Political

Andrew M. Haines

For Christians to be politically significant, we must do more than just participate in the political activities that are handed to us. We must set a political agenda through our personal choices.

Politics Philosophy

Should the Internet Forget?

Andrew M. Haines

Does permanence cut against the remaining shreds of humanity left for social networking? Or does anonymity pose too much risk for forming accountable, human structures for communication?

Philosophy

On Active Conscience

Andrew M. Haines

Christian conscience is the active acceptance of the fruits of true freedom, formed by careful reflection, and deployed in every instance of mundane life.

Theology Philosophy The papacy

Word, Faith, and Philosophy

Andrew M. Haines

An epistemological crisis of faith has to do with our struggle to acknowledge that ideas about the structure of faith are worth believing.

Theology Philosophy

Christ <em>Sol Invictus</em>: A Way Out of Our Christian Epistemological Crisis

Andrew M. Haines

The prick of the inevitable “perhaps” in our mind is an indirect perception of the Son of God; the Unconquered Sun who knows us, and whose knowledge of us causes us to be able to know at all.

Theology Philosophy

<em>Duc In Altum</em>: Ratzinger's 'Ocean of Uncertainty' and Our Present Epistemological Crisis

Andrew M. Haines

The ocean of uncertainty is the spot we have been assigned for our faith. And until belief is rejected, its unrejectability remains obscure.

Philosophy Essential

Play-Doh, a Pivot Toward Transcendence?

Andrew M. Haines

In almost the blink of an eye, my son’s mind connected the physical rules of Play-Doh with a non-obvious mathematical need to get what he wanted.

Philosophy

You're Probably Not Part of a New Catholic 'Underground'

Andrew M. Haines

For a literate culture to be “alone without books” is, for Dostoevsky, the absolute height of decadence. And we live it, we indulge in it.

Philosophy