We Can’t Just Rebuild

It is tragically fitting that this catastrophe should take place in France, once the home of the Holy See and now among the most secular nations in the West.

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.

The End of Beauty

We who love the Lord cherish the stuff around us because it is his, and he has given it to us to honor him.

Lent and the Glory of the Lord

The idea that a mortal being could give itself as the immortal Word is a contradiction that would seem necessarily to burst open and destroy human existence.

Practical allegory

This paper is about liturgy. But it is also about the failure of liturgy. It is about the failure of liturgy to make us good.