How to Die

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

I’ve been thinking about death a lot, lately. The pandemic, societal violence, and civil unrest have given ample occasion. Last year, I came to possess a replica of a skull, which now sits on my desk. From time to time I look at it while I study. Before bed, I take it in my hands […]

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The Ark of your Might

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Today marks the 103rd anniversary of the apparitions of Fatima. All such apparitions are judged the way we judge any private revelation, namely, by whether they are in accord with the Faith revealed once and for all to the saints and handed down to us in Sacred Scripture and Tradition. One of the most consoling […]

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Doctrine for the Thirsty Soul

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Theology can seem far removed from our spiritual life—a cold, dry, clinical exercise—like studying botany textbooks compared to gardening. Theologians appear to have little in common with the Psalmist crying, “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God?” (Ps. 42: 2). Many faithful Catholics […]

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St. Thomas and Obedience to the Truth

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dominicans are not especially zealous in promoting the veneration of our saints, a tendency that goes all the way back to our beginnings and the cultus of St. Dominic himself. When at last the brethren approached Pope Gregory IX concerning the cause of their founder, he lectured them about their tardiness in bringing the matter […]

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