Theology

November 14, 2013

What Makes A Body Beautiful

It made no sense. People would see the old woman—frail and bent, her face lined with a thousand wrinkles. They would talk to her, look her
November 15, 2013

Mass Confusion: Orans Is the New Black?

In the course of my reversion to the Faith, I had to re-educate myself about what went on at Mass. So, long before I ever sat
November 21, 2013

Mass Confusion: Liturgy – What Difference Does it Make?

I’ve been reading through the lively discussion under my last post about laity assuming the orans prayer posture during Mass. In it, I laid out arguments
November 21, 2013

Want to Express Yourself? Then Ditch the Daisy Dukes and Dig Out the Iron.

Hope springs eternal. Or so they say. It certainly springs eternal for fashion historian Katy Werlin. In the Pittsburgh Tribune Review’s recent assessment of our culture’s
November 25, 2013

101 Reasons to Give Thanks For Your Body

Yes, your body. The one you think is too fat, too thin, too tall, too short, too old, too weak. The one with the scars and
December 1, 2013

Five Disappointing Things About Advent

Advent must have been something great back in the day. The sober, quiet calm before the storm of Christmas cheer. A time to hole up and
December 10, 2013

The Pope Emeritus Responds to an Atheist

I had to smile at his opening paragraphs, in which Benedict addresses his critic courteously but forcefully: Today, therefore, I would at last like to thank
December 12, 2013

Turning Pink With Joy on Gaudete Sunday

Why is one candle not like all the others? Advent and its counterpart, Lent, are seasons of penitence. On the Advent wreath, the three purple candles
December 12, 2013

Feckless Men, Faithful Fathers, and the Masculine Genius

“The Church needs a better theology of women.” So spoke Pope Francis last August on his way back from Rio. The media, of course, agreed. But