Revival (Stephen King)

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)

Memento Mori

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

Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching (Anthony Esolen)

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)