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God is our Father. For Christians, this truth is a fundamental one, yet it has fallen on tough times. I once led a retreat for high school students. The main talk focused on God as our Father. Midway through the retreat, a worried teacher pulled me aside. She was concerned that this discussion of fatherhood and God was problematic. A few students had... [Read more]

Love makes us vulnerable. It roots our happiness in the life of another, bringing us outside of ourselves and placing all our hopes and joys in those whom we love. The bond of love makes two become one: lovers rejoice in each other’s presence, sharing each other’s joys, each one living, as it were, through the life of the other. But because of this... [Read more]

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The True Axis of the Earth

Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Vanitas Still life with Books, a Globe, a Skull, a Violin and a Fan

In C. S. Lewis’s The Great Divorce, dead souls ascend by bus from a hellish suburbia to the edge of heaven. For the dead souls, everything in this new land overwhelms. The leaves are heavy, the light blinding, even the grass hurts to walk on because it feels “hard as diamonds” to the “unsubstantial feet” of the souls. Lewis’s image is more poetic than doctrinal, yet the story relies upon and is motivated by a key claim: when human experience... [Read more]

At the Hedge

Dave Catchpole, Hidcote Manor Garden (CC BY 2.0)

The Word of God, solitary, magnificent amid the vicissitudes of human history, turns to me, his face shining from his vision of the Father, and speaks to me. As in all human love, only more so, I am exposed; I have no one to hide behind. Each occasion is the first and only time, and love’s Yes is as fresh as the days of creation. (Hans Urs von Balthasar) “At the Hedge” We are unhappy gods A strange, discontented race Whose paradise is ourselves Whose... [Read more]

Dominicana Journal: Summer 2017 Is Here!

The newest issue of the print journal is now available. Focusing on the theme of the family, this issue of Dominicana takes as its inspiration the words of Pope St. John Paul II, “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” This issue explores the role of individual members of the family, with feature articles on the manly virtues that the saints can teach today’s fathers, as well as the suffering,... [Read more]

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