Pics or it didn’t happen, you say?
This is a reprint of my homily for the Solemnity of the Ascension. It seemed fitting to share. Today is the Solemnity of the Ascension of Our Lord. Having risen from the grave, Christ must now rise to the right hand of his father. St. Augustine says, “Let our hearts ascend with him,” meaning … [Read More...]
I hear the MET did something that horribly misunderstood Catholicism and some people who are famous wore clothes that were bad and stuff. It was all very naughty. Curious, I checked out some photos, and I have questions. Is it blasphemous? Well, yes. Some of it, at least. I'm not quite sure where … [Read More...]
Fr. James Schall writes about the “Deep Down Things” of Robert Royal’s recent book, A Deeper Vision. “The intellectual import of this book, seen in discussions of the works of Alasdair MacIntyre, Bernard Lonergan, Karol Wojtyla, Joseph Ratzinger, and others, is precisely its spelling out the way … [Read More...]
If, every Easter season, one were to try watching a different movie based on the gospels, there’d only be so many years before running out of orthodox examples and veering into unconventional, potentially weirder, territory.* Which is just to say last year found me writing a post about watching … [Read More...]
[This essay was first delivered as a homily during the graduation convocation service for the William Penn Honors Program Class of 2018.] St. Luke, in compiling his “ordered account” of Christ’s life, begins at the very beginning, with the Incarnation. But he crafts his narrative in a particular … [Read More...]