When reading Scripture on my own impulse or in service of the needs of my academic work, I am much more of a “New Testament guy” [plus Genesis, a bit … Continue reading Wisdom, Life, and Being Towards Death
One of the first lessons I teach my students – in classes that make use of sacred texts – is that however much our lifestyles and technologies have changed, the … Continue reading Humanity: A History of Bad Habits
Our necessary interdependence, our essence as social beings, our responsibility to act in solidarity with and for our neighbors—these are teachings to which the Spirit had brought me long before my conversion. For … Continue reading Briefly Revisiting Catholic Solidarity
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Of the Seven Petitions in the Our Father, it this … Continue reading Fiat Voluntas Tua
I have a relative, let’s call her “Kimmy,” who recently moved to Texas to pursue a relationship with a man she met online. Now don’t get ahead of me, this … Continue reading Catholic Social Teaching and Noblesse Oblige
I suspect this will be a controversial post. Nevertheless, I believe there is a good motivation behind what follows, as it comes from a genuine desire to explore “the moral and spiritual … Continue reading Freedom & Faith vs. Decadence & Dithering
When I say “amen” at the end of a prayer, what am I really saying?