PLAGUE, WAR & VIOLENCE MOVE US TOWARD GOD
The last time we were safe was in Eden, and, post-Fall, it’s the humility of feeling unsafe that’s been at the core of covenant from Adam to Christ.
As always, when contemplating the political order, we should keep in mind the psalmist’s exhortation: “Put not your trust in princes.”
SEARCHING FOR WARMTH IN A COLD, MECHANICAL WORLD
Christopher M. Reilly
Technology cannot erase our humanity. We will find a way to live and even flourish in a world saturated with technology.
Michael S. Rose
Does the international pharmaceutical industry indeed use destitute black Africans as guinea pigs for its clinical trials?
Dying alone offers us an occasion for honest introspection and heartfelt contrition for the sins we have committed.
NEW OXFORD NOTEBOOK
The willful suppression of the sacraments by Catholic leaders could portend the diminution of the Church in both numbers and influence.
FRIENDLY GHOSTS, KARMIC REVENGE FANTASIES & COSMIC HAMSTER WHEELS
Pieter Vree & Jason M. Morgan
People today are perhaps more gullible than at any time in history and likely to believe just about anything.
SAINTLY EXAMPLES FOR A TIME OF PANDEMIC
Louise Carroll Keeley
Thérèse understood that God’s love is not earned, that there is no merit in her that could compel God’s love or attention.
For humanists, the religious impulse is redirected from traditional religions toward a secularized system of values such as egalitarianism and bodily health.
INDUCED PANIC HAS CRUSHED LIVELIHOODS & LIBERTIES
Shuttered churches, depression-level unemployment, tracking devices, drone surveillance, civilian snitching— is this really how we want to live?
- Karl Keating