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.
Beauty is a property of being; indeed it is being’s self-gift to other beings, the capacity of existent realities to give themselves in abundance to be known and loved as existing.
Nietzsche himself gives us the reminder of our calling, when he scoffs at Christians because they await the coming of the Kingdom of God and “live in ‘faith,’ in ‘love,’ in ‘hope.’” May this faithful, loving, and hopeful awaiting the Kingdom be the source of our strength through this Lenten season and beyond.
Anthony Barr decided to make Lent a test of whether he could “do this Catholic thing?” and enter the Church, and then he failed.
Progressive Christians can be as racist as anyone, especially when black Christians resist their sexual agenda, but progressive churches speak against it and serve the poor, and actions speak louder than words.
In speaking of love and sexuality, Catholics need to begin speaking about adoption, writes Anthony M. Barr. St. Paul did, after all.