The Dispatch

Death is inevitable, but damnation is not

June 20, 2020 Carl E. Olson 10

Readings: • Jer 20:10-13 • Psa 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35 • Rom 5:12-15 • Matt 10:26-33 Recently, while watching a basketball game on television, I was horrified when a commercial came on that was completely inappropriate […]

Detail from 'The Apocalypse' by Luca Signorelli
The Dispatch

Advent and the Apocalypse

November 29, 2019 Carl E. Olson 3

Readings: • Is 2:1-5 • Ps 122: 1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 • Rom 13:11-14 • Mt 24:37-44 Advent is apocalyptic. Perhaps you’ve never thought of it in that way. But today’s readings are revealing. […]

Analysis

The Vandals sack Rome….again

July 29, 2019 George Weigel 99

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 […]