How to Be Religious

Being religious indicates something very basic: recognizing God as creator and responding with gratitude.

Memories of Lindbeck

Reflections from Cyril O’Regan, Bishop R. Guy Erwin, Frederick Christian Bauerschmidt, Joseph L. Mangina, Bruce D. Marshall, Michael Root, and Caleb Congrove.

Cæli enarrant: Thorns, Cross, Crucifixion

Until our own end, Christ’s Passion remains the singular source of salvation and holiness — in the sacraments, and in our love of him by acts of penance, reparation, and solidarity.

Theology at prayer

In a section of the Summa on prayer, St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-74) alerts us to three perennial errors, pitfalls at the intersection of prayer and theology.

The Word and literalism

As we speak after the Word’s example, often repeating what he said, we curiously understand him still to be himself speaking as well — inviting, permitting, and even uttering our speech through us.
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Mere Catholicism

What does it mean to be a Catholic university? Alasdair MacIntyre, perhaps the most influential living philosopher, believes the answer to this question involves a significant place for the Catholic philosophical tradition.