Jesus Meant What He Said
As Christians engaged in the public square, we must be guided by a love of God and neighbor rather than a desire to see our own egos exalted and our enemies humiliated.
Is It Just the Economy?
We tend to view the health of our nation and culture through the lens of the economy, captured by the 1992 Clinton campaign mantra, "It's the economy, stupid!" But man does not live by bread alone, and neither does a culture.
As unsurprising as current examples of worldly demise should be, they must be interpreted in the context of the broader story of salvation history and through the lens of Christian hope.
Perception and Providence
Just as telescopes and microscopes help us to see greater and deeper realities, faith and wisdom help us to encounter providence and the meaning in our lives.
The Communion Question
How are we to understand a bishop's decision to bar a politician from receiving Communion through a Catholic lens?
Unless we can contextualize individual experience within the framework of reality, it cannot serve as the basis for debate or discourse.
A Timely Letter to Mr. Diognetus
Amidst the headlines, it is right still for Christians to remember that they are first citizens of heaven, not of this earth or this country.
A Leak and an Earthquake
However this plays out, we will be living through an earthquake in American social and political life.
Classical Education and Priestly Formation
The classical education movement shows promise across the country, and the Vatican's approval of a new PPF will bring big changes to priestly formation.
Advances in entertainment and communications technology, when unmoored from human nature and the common good, can have disunifying effects.