Letters to the Editor: June 2023
The Empty Vanity of Science... Chrism Correction... The Pursuit of Raw Power... Where Is Heaven? Why Would I Want to Go There?... An Investment in the Betterment of SoulsREAD ARTICLE
The News You May Have Missed: June 2023
Perceiving the Ptolemaic Past... Wed by a Weiner... Counterfeit Champagne?... Getting Ramen Right... Adding a Cubit to One’s Stature... and moreREAD ARTICLE
The Native American Martyrs of Syracuse
Jesuit missionaries left reports on the martyrdoms of many Native American converts to Catholicism. Not one has been canonized.READ ARTICLE
Will There Be Sex in Heaven?
Christ’s answer to the Sadducees does not indulge the misunderstandings that underlie their question but points us back to what is fundamental.READ ARTICLE
Liturgical Unity & the Crisis of Incongruity
Contrary to Francis’s vision, cutting off the old liturgy does not promote unity in the Church. Vatican II did not envision excising the old branch from the tree.READ ARTICLE
Does Good Liturgy Beget Moral Virtue?
Good liturgy involves good taste, and, as Burke said, taste depends on rational judgment, emotional maturity, and education — that is to say, the virtues.READ ARTICLE
A Terrible Forgetting
The greatest factors for maximizing religious commitment seem to be poverty and persecution, and for minimizing religious commitment: wealth and security.READ ARTICLE
Perspicuity: Protestantism’s Achilles’ Heel
Within the Reformed tradition, the most famous articulation of perspicuity, or clarity, is found in the 17th-century Westminster Confession of Faith.READ ARTICLE
A Systematic Framework for Understanding the Human Person
'A Catholic Christian Meta-Model of the Person' resituates the person in his proper context as a composite creature who is a profound union of body and soul.READ ARTICLE
Briefly Reviewed: June 2023
Forbidden by his superiors from publishing under his own name, Fr. Paul Mankowski wrote pseudonymously as “Diogenes.”READ ARTICLE
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