Something Reliable

Something Reliable

Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in a series commenting on the first words of Christ as presented in the Gospels. The time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel. (Mk 1:14) Believe in the Gospel. With this sentence, Jesus directs our attention away from... [Read more...]

Tolkien and Hope

Tolkien and Hope

I sit beside the fire and think   of all that I have seen, of meadow-flowers and butterflies   in summers that have been; Of yellow leaves and gossamer   in autumns that there were, with morning mist and silver sun   and wind upon my hair. I sit beside the fire... [Read more...]

They Can’t Repay

Painting of a kneeling beggar They Can’t Repay

Around this time of year, college freshmen start thinking about big social questions. They sit in history and sociology classes and receive narratives and statistics about the underprivileged. They tend to contrast this to their relatively soft lives. Two dangers present themselves at this moment during... [Read more...]

Hidden with Christ

Hidden with Christ

We value show and display. We love seeing and being seen. This is true in every time period. The Roman nobility made grand public appearances. Nineteenth-century English aristocrats appeared at ballroom dances. We differ from them only slightly. We have People Magazine and also egalitarian platforms... [Read more...]

The Cross and Desalination

The Cross and Desalination

Br. Joseph wrote about offering it up and relaxation a few weeks ago. My consideration today will focus in a little bit more on hardships offered up. Maybe you heard your parents or grandparents use the classic Catholic expression “offer it up”. But what does it mean and how does it work? It’s... [Read more...]

Advent Conference Audio: Sigrid Undset

Advent Conference Audio: Sigrid Undset

Dominicana is happy to offer this audio recording of “Christmas with Sigrid Undset.” It was given by Br. Edmund McCullough, O.P. as the second installment of the 2015 Advent Conferences at the Dominican House of Studies. Listen to the whole series on our Audio Page. Series flyer with more info... [Read more...]

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