Conversion

Is Jesus Intruding On Your Time?

—From the blog post Reading the Data and Preparing For Exile by Elizabeth Scalia “The Father and I are one.” The Jews again picked up rocks to stone him. – (John 10:30-31) One day at Mass, a favorite priest remarked on the whole of John 10:30-42. I took notes, but still am paraphrasing a little: “I […]

Political Problems, Religious Problems, and the Search For Ultimate Meaning

This is from a Rod Dreher’s review of the new book, From Fire By Water by Sohrab Ahmari. I forget who it was who said that all political problems are, at bottom, religious problems. The reason for that is that they have to do with ultimate meaning — specifically, how to construct a social order […]

To Be Holy, Not Just Comfortable

It’s not the church’s job to make us comfortable… Its job is to help to make us holy. + It’s true that the church should be like the father in Christ’s parable, running to greet the son who’d squandered his inheritance on booze and prostitutes, eager to embrace and forgive him. But note how the […]

The Principle of Catholic Belief

Anyway, one day I must have come home bruised, for my mother told me that the next time one of the boys teased me, I should punch him as hard as I could. To my nine-year-old self, this was confusing. I knew that Jesus had told us to turn the other cheek, and I didn’t […]

Saint Augustine and C.S. Lewis and the Most Important Question

Augustine imagines God saying to him, “Take heart; you would not be seeking Me if I had not already found You.” —from the book I Burned for Your Peace: Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked by Peter Kreeft, The “Inside Adress”: “Dear God,” (commentary on Augustine’s Confessions, (Book 1/Chapter 1/Paragraph 2) + C.S. Lewis says he read somewhere […]

It Was God

Paul knelt down, hid his face in his hands and made a desperate effort to collect his thoughts. I am tired, tired, tired, God, of all the devious paths I have sought out for myself. And now I am here to ask Thee to open to me—to open Thyself to me.—But at the same time […]

The Only Answers Are at the Foot of the Cross

I believe without doubt that this nation, as well as the rest of the world, is under satanic assault. Time was, Old Scratch hid himself behind the lie that he didn’t exist, that the devil and all his works were dark fairy tells used to scare adult children. The devil hid and worked entirely through […]