Thought-Provoking Reads, vol. 6

Bill McCormick, S.J., America, “Bannon and Feinstein remind us that anti-Catholic bigotry is a bipartisan problem”: You cannot make this stuff up. Completely unplanned, two figures as different as Steve Bannon and Dianne Feinstein—a Trump-supporting Breitbart writer and a progressive California hero—inadvertently teamed up to remind Catholics that anti-Catholic bigotry is alive and well in both political … More Thought-Provoking Reads, vol. 6

7 Quick Takes: What I’ve Been Up To This Summer

Linking up with Kelly. —1— I saw Hamilton in June! It was a long-awaited event—I’d bought the tickets in September—and it didn’t disappoint. If you haven’t already listened to (*cough* memorized *cough*) the Hamilton soundtrack…go listen to the Hamilton soundtrack. I actually just bought tickets again for the same day next year—I was selected for the fan presale and was able to get … More 7 Quick Takes: What I’ve Been Up To This Summer

Frassati Reflection: Yielding to Mystery

“[T]hey would relapse and do worse than their ancestors, following other gods in service and worship, relinquishing none of their evil practices or stubborn conduct.” —Judges 2:19 Worshiping the one true God means kneeling before something far beyond our understanding. Everyone worships at some kind of altar: we glorify art, intelligence, health, success, affection. We … More Frassati Reflection: Yielding to Mystery

Frassati Reflection: Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe

“The most deadly poison of our time is indifference.” —St. Maximilian Kolbe “There are two irreconcilable enemies in the depth of every soul: good and evil, sin and love. And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?” —St. Maximilian Kolbe When St. Maximilian Kolbe … More Frassati Reflection: Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Frassati Reflection: The Voice of Moses

Moses turned and came down the mountain with the two tablets of the commandments in his hands, tablets that were written on both sides, front and back; tablets that were made by God, having inscriptions on them that were engraved by God himself. —Exodus 32:15–16 While watching The Prince of Egypt on Netflix recently, I realized that … More Frassati Reflection: The Voice of Moses