Francis and Fundamentalism

August 9, 2016 Carl E. Olson 1

This past week I spent several days with some Fundamentalists. Not only did I converse at length with these strange creatures, I ate meals with them and slept in the same house. They fed me […]


Managing Expectations for the Exhortation

April 6, 2016 Carl E. Olson 0

Recently, I was thinking back to the spring of 2007 and the growing sense of expectation about Pope Benedict XVI’s post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Sacramentum Caritatis”, which was on the topic of the Eucharist as the […]


The Modern World and the Election of 2016

March 9, 2016 Carl E. Olson 0

“The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives,” wrote G.K. Chesterton in an April 19, 1924 column in The Illustrated London News. The essay was titled “The Blunders of Our Parties”, with […]