When I tell people I’m from Kansas, I frequently get a response to this effect: “Oh, where Dorothy’s from!” With the new Man of Steel movie fresh in the popular mind, I have resolved in the future to retort, “And Superman!” [Read more…] Read More →Email and the Holy Spirit
I would guess that if you are the type of person who reads a blog, you are also the type of person who uses email. And if you use email, then it is a healthy bet that you have sometimes found yourself checking your email quite frequently, perhaps every hour or every ten minutes. For me, it got to a point... [Read more...]Smoke and Frescoes: the Papal Buzz
I think it was Aristotle who famously said, “All men by nature desire to know [who the next Pope will be.]” Perhaps that is a bit anachronistic or syncretistic, but the point is clear: we are in papal buzz mode. Today, as the cardinals cast their first vote, we are all fixed intently on the... [Read more...]Whether St. Thomas is Boring?
People often criticize St. Thomas Aquinas for being “boring.” Today, on the feast of the Angelic Doctor, I offer this light-hearted reflection in his own idiom: Whether Thomas Aquinas is fittingly called boring? [Read more…] Read More →Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives
I would like to do something that Dominicans typically don’t do: exhort. I’d like to exhort you to read Pope Benedict’s new book, Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives. This is the third of the Pope’s books on the life of Christ to be released since 2007. In the first volume, he described... [Read more...]Recommended for You
If you’ve purchased anything online in the last few years, you may have noticed a new type of advertising. Sites like Amazon.com and iTunes use your searching and buying history to generate a constant stream of recommendations, all tailored to your preferences. These are generally titled: “Recommended... [Read more...]