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For a Christian, the world’s problems are already solved

I’ve never been a huge G.K. Chesterton fan. Not because I don’t like him, but because I just haven’t taken the time to explore his life or thought in detail. I do know that he seems to have something of a cult following in Catholic circles, especially among converts. But he’s been popping up in […]

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What Makes A Perfect Wedding

“I want the wedding to be so beautiful that it converts everybody.” That was my sister’s wish for her wedding that happened last week. I had been to a wedding before, but that was a while ago, and I was too young to realize how moving a marriage is. When my sister came down the […]

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The End of Community?

I did something the other day that I don’t frequently do anymore. I bought a pair of shoes. In the store. From a real, live human being. Like many people, this process of walking into stores has become less and less frequent for me. I mean, how could it not? You can purchase everything online, […]

“Being’s self-gift to being:” James Matthew Wilson and the Encounter with Beauty

I walked in just a few minutes late to a lecture in a large classroom at Villanova University on the first full day of Spring. I had come to listen to a most interesting author I’ve come to know. James Matthew Wilson was doing something which seems to come effortlessly to him: educating others – […]

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Worshipers of Technology/Adoradores de la tecnología

“The time you spend with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is the best time you will spend on earth. Each moment that you spend with Jesus will deepen your union with Him and make your soul everlastingly more glorious and beautiful in Heaven, and will help bring about everlasting peace on earth.” – St. Teresa […]

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What HBO Knows That Pro-Lifers Don’t

Growing up Catholic, being Pro-Life was just natural. In church, we were told that life begins at conception, and that it’s not OK to “abort” (which is really just a euphemism for “kill”) a baby. On top of it being breathed into me by Catholicism, I never came across a good logical reason to refute […]