Degrees of Beauty

Visible and audible beauty is not a gratuitous irradiation of a prior and more central value, but rather adheres directly to the material objects because of their form and color.

Penitential Solidarity

As we continue to discover abuse, Pope Francis and others are rightly leading the whole Church in this corporate confession of sin.

Attending to Creation’s Wonder

St Basil: “I want creation to penetrate you with so much admiration that everywhere, wherever you may be, the least plant may bring to you the clear remembrance of the Creator.”

Unseen Warfare

The Christian life is an arena of battle. The text Unseen Warfare offers powerful weapons, in the form of advice on passions and possessions.

I want you to use me

When Augustine says that God alone is to be enjoyed, and everything else — including human beings — used, he does not mean that everything besides God is worthless.