The Trouble with Throwaway Books

Bart Price

Heartfelt gifts are an extension of family and friends, and we in a sense enter into communion with the givers of these gifts by holding on to them.

Christian Dialectic and the Franciscan Church

Andrew M. Haines

The things we most cherish demand a “Platonic turn,” one that reaches into the muck of incomplete ideas, and with a bit of virtuous unknowing produces a glimpse of goodness worthy of deep affection.

The church

Ask EP: Can I punch someone?

The Editors

Lord, Make me an Instrument of your peace...and make my fist the lance of your justice....

Virtue

No, thanks. I'm not Giving.

Mattias A. Caro

When we Catholics speak of solidarity and subsidiarity—standing with one another and with those closest in need—we've got to think critically about the charities we support. 

The world

Temple Holy, Pilgrim's Joy

Gabe Jones

That jewel which fire could not destroy 
Some divine grace thou didst employ

The church

Lost at Sea

Bart Price

It is a paradox – good coming out of bad, something not uncommon in the Christian experience

Theology

Ask EP: Why Do People Ask Me About Getting a Vasectomy?

The Editors

I don't understand why a man would mutilate himself. Seriously. 

Q&a

Dauntless Faith of Saint Isaac Jogues

Ralph Capone

Saint Isaac Jogues and the entire communion of saints still intercedes for us and shows the way to Christ through strong faith and zeal for personal holiness.

Theology Christ

Ask EP: How should I educate my kids?

The Editors

A reader writes in worried about what type of educational choice is best for his kids, especially as a thoughtful Catholic parent. You ask. EP responds. 

Q&a

Goodness (still) Exists

Kyle Herrington

To affirm that “God is” and live in this awesome reality is the challenge of discipleship.

The church

Matthew's Mark

Bart Price

“We achieve fulfilment when we break down walls and our heart is filled with faces and names!” 

Virtue

Handing Things On

Mattias A. Caro

It takes a certain level of detachment to let the next generation take up traditions, but that in the end, it serves a greater good of actually keeping the tradition alive. 

Virtue

We are Problem Solvers

Mattias A. Caro

No matter what we achieve, the perfect and ideal is still outside of our grasp.

Virtue

Piety at the Parish

Stephen Adubato

At the root of devotional practices is the devotees’ deep awareness of their need for the Mystery of God’s infinite love

Virtue

Review: Aesthetics by Dietrich von Hildebrand

Anthony M. Barr

Hildebrand is deeply invested in helping us see that beauty is objective, external, and disinterested.

Art

A Reflection on Commencement 2019

Michael D'Emic

The unspoken commencement address we should hear each year. 

Christ Delights in Me

Mattias A. Caro

God delights in us. It's a strange concept really.

Christ

Fostering a Stay Against Political Absolutism

Bart Price

It’s hard to become political absolutists when we share community with others of unlike mind.

The world

Do we suck at prayer?

Bo Bonner

Don’t make a half-assed nod at prayer and then say it can’t change anything.

Theology

Losing Two Giants of the Faith

Casey Chalk

Remember the legacy of two great professors of theology in the Commonwealth of Virginia.