Lessons in Hope (George Weigel)

There are people in all our lives who have an outsized influence on us. Perhaps it's a family member, but more often it is a coach, a teacher, or someone older in your community. These people touch us so deeply not because they teach us how to do things, but how to be more human. … Continue reading Lessons in Hope (George Weigel)


The Saint vs. the Scholar (Jon M. Sweeney)

The word monastery seemed rather commonplace and easy to spell, I thought, until my Medieval philosophy course in college. There, our French-born professor who retained her thick accent pronounced it clearly: "mon-AH-ster-y." The word came up first when she spoke of Peter Abelard and his love affair with Heloise. With that introduction, we began our comparatively mundane, … Continue reading The Saint vs. the Scholar (Jon M. Sweeney)