Revival was the first Stephen King novel I've read in a while. A long while. But it was worth it. Revival is not a coming-of-age story, but it has elements of that. It's not a conversion story, but there are deep spiritual lines running through it. It's not necessarily a story about the vicissitudes of … Continue reading Revival (Stephen King)
Remember death. It's the constant thought of the monk, and is beautifully described in this story about the monks on Mt. Athos that aired on 60 Minutes some years ago. Having death in front of your mind puts a clearer perspective on many things in life. It reminds me of a prayer of St. Thomas … Continue reading Memento Mori
Last week's election was, many say, a defining moment for America. It was for sure a significant development in American politics. A total outsider with no experience in mainstream politics is the President-elect. Watching the election returns was surreal. I'm a product of the Reagan 80s and enjoyed seeing the Dukakis implosion, Clinton I's rise … Continue reading Trump Card
What the Church says about divorce is inextricable from what she says about the poor. What she says about the presence of Christ in the Eucharist is inextricable from what she says about human dignity. When we fail to see the integrity of the Faith, not only do certain truths escape our notice; the rest, … Continue reading Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching (Anthony Esolen)
I'm spending my day helping to ensure the voting process is smooth and fair. Go do your part--vote. For all of you in Arizona, the polls are now open.
I've often said that presidential elections are picking the lesser of two evils, but this year that seems much truer than in years past. I was born in the Carter administration and grew up in the Reagan 80's. It was a different time, politically and in every other way. This political season has been remarkable … Continue reading The choice