Lettergate and the Limits of Prediction

The controversy over 'Lettergate' is an indicative one, wherein the Vatican Secretariat for Communication, Msgr. Dario Vigano (who has since been demoted, sort of,...

Flannery’s Faithful Fiction

Speed, not death, is the great leveller today. Travellers dash around the globe destroying by their visits the very sites and cultures they have...

Who Am I?

A few weeks ago on my birthday, a bunch of friends and I got together for drinks and excess amounts of various desserts. The...

What we are called to do

The Catholic blogosphere hit Bottum recently, and hit it very hard indeed—the Bottum in question being Jody, a Catholic journalist and former editor of...

Thomas More’s Option: Love both the lives of the body and the soul

“If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven” (Mt.19:21).Have I...

Update on the Editor

As some may know, I am on a pilgrimage-holiday, first to my native Scotland (whence I write at present), then on down to Rome....

Shhh

The quiet scares me ‘cause it screams the truth. - P!nk, "Sober"It was late at night, and the rest of my family was asleep....

Life is a battlefield

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. - Martin Luther King Jr. In his recent homily, Pope Francis...

Successor to St. Peter

It’s been a challenging few weeks for serious Catholics. By “challenging” I suppose I mean difficult, and by “serious” I mean those who live...

Fake it till you make it.

Discouragement has to be one of the most debilitating feelings. It's not so much depressing as it is zapping of any kind of energy...