Decline and fall of the post-Christian elite

From Brussels to Washington, the global ruling class is facing an unprecedented revolt. At heart, it is a rebellion against materialism A recent poll has Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton. Handicapping this horse race is futile, given the volatile American electorate. But the question remains: how can a reality TV “blowhard” with an enlarged, fragile… Continue reading Decline and fall of the post-Christian elite

St. Monica: Mother of Augustine, Model of the Virtuous Mother

The saints were men and women who, in love with the fullness of truth, not only lived for God, but lived inGod. They were people whose love for God rose to such heights as to illumine all of created reality in itstrue light. In everything they saw God’s reflection: in the eyes of a tender… Continue reading St. Monica: Mother of Augustine, Model of the Virtuous Mother

St. Augustine on a Personal Relationship with Jesus

But we too can encounter Christ in reading Sacred Scripture, in prayer, in the liturgical life of the Church. We can touch Christ’s Heart and feel him touching ours. Only in this personal relationship with Christ, only in this encounter with the Risen One do we truly become Christians. And in this way our reason… Continue reading St. Augustine on a Personal Relationship with Jesus

Letters from the Synod: October 2, 2015

Reports and commentary, from Rome and elsewhere, on the XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops DISQUISITIONS …being thoughts on Synod 2015 from various observers ​What Might Be Said at the Synod – I ​As has been noted previously in this space, there are “issues beneath the issues” at Synod 2015. Many of… Continue reading Letters from the Synod: October 2, 2015