Essay

Sex in the Garden

August 5, 2019 Dr. Jared Ortiz 6

Augustine’s views on sex have generally fallen on hard times. They are (supposedly) too rigid, too full of guilt, too pro-natal, too dismissive of pleasure, and generally understood to be the source of most of […]

Essay

Money, Vanity, and Eternity

August 2, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Ecc 1:2; 2:21-23 • Ps 90:3-4, 5-6, 12-13, 14, 17 • Col 3:1-5, 9-11 • Lk 12:13-21 I know Christians who believe that people should be able to be as wealthy as they […]

Essay

What Is Social Justice?

August 1, 2019 J. J. Ziegler 3

Few terms have become as unmoored from their Catholic origins, and have thus lent themselves to misunderstanding in contemporary discourse, as has the term “social justice.” What does the term mean when it appears in […]

Analysis

The Vandals sack Rome….again

July 29, 2019 George Weigel 91

An exercise in raw intellectual vandalism has been underway in Rome since July 23: what was originally known as the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and the Family has been peremptorily but systematically […]

Books

The trouble with new books

July 24, 2019 Roy Peachey 3

The trouble with new books is that they prevent us from reading the old ones. That was the view of Joseph Joubert, writing two hundred years ago, and the problem he identified then is even […]