How to Talk About Homosexuality

Camille Corot, Strolling along the Banks of a Pond How to Talk About Homosexuality

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on August 6, 2014. Fr. Gabriel Torretta was ordained a priest in 2015 and now serves as a parochial vicar. How do we talk about homosexuality? Christians are caught on the horns of a dilemma: if we do talk about homosexuality we are told that we’re... [Read more...]

The True Axis of the Earth

Jan Davidszoon de Heem, Vanitas Still life with Books, a Globe, a Skull, a Violin and a Fan The True Axis of the Earth

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... [Read more...]

At the Hedge

Dave Catchpole, Hidcote Manor Garden (CC BY 2.0) At the Hedge

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... [Read more...]

Dominicana Journal: Summer 2017 Is Here!

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... [Read more...]

The Forming Home

The Forming Home

Matthew Levering, Ph.D. holds the James N. and Mary D. Perry, Jr. Chair of Theology at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake (Mundelein, Illinois). After earning his doctorate from Boston College, Dr. Levering taught theology at Ave Maria College (Michigan), Ave Maria University (Florida), and the... [Read more...]

The Fragrance of Faith in the Maccabean Martyrs

The Fragrance of Faith in the Maccabean Martyrs

Faith is like a mustard seed; it is the smallest grain until it grows into the largest bush. But mustard is grown especially to be tasted, and to taste a mustard seed it must be crushed, ground up into a powder so that its savor is unlocked and its aroma fills the room. It is the same with faith; trials... [Read more...]

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