October 5, 2015

You Are Right

  It often seems that today’s Christians also think that it is permissible to create divisions in the Church, the Body of Christ, to celebrate the
October 27, 2015

The Eucharist, Our Only Hope for a Preoccupied World

“I cannot compass all I have/ for all thou hast and art are mine.” As Lumen Gentium reminds us, The Eucharist is the “source and summit
November 9, 2015

Dear Spouses: What if Natural Family Planning Didn’t Exist?

There’s been a lot of blog-splaining lately about just how difficult Natural Family Planning can be, particularly for those facing economic challenges. I thought I’d be
December 9, 2015

Is ISIS Islamic? Is the Culture of Death Catholic?

There has been a lot of talk about the obvious, unmistakable, natural and expected connection between Islam and terrorism. Donald Trump wants to ban Muslim immigration because
December 16, 2015

Is ISIS Islamic? Not So Fast: A Response to Tom Hoopes

  In a recent post, fellow CV blogger Tom Hoopes asks, “Is ISIS Islamic?” He compares ISIS to the dissident group Catholics for Choice, suggesting that
December 31, 2015

Piers Plowman: A Medieval Poem Speaks to the Modern Secular Age

As many readers might not know, my “day job” is as a medievalist, specifically as a graduate student working on the literature, philosophy, and theology of
January 11, 2016

New Year, New You?: the Transformative Power of Baptism

Having stayed up a bit later than usual on Saturday evening (in order to finish a long movie), I found myself waking up late and only
February 22, 2016

Are You Living The Spirit of Lent?

The spirit of Lent defies us. We might give up Facebook, but fill our extra time with more TV or food. We, putting ourselves in the