Spirituality

Francis the Fool: Contemplating the Sign of the Two Popes

On the occasion of a new friend having entered into the Catholic Church this past Christmas and in gratitude to another new friend who has been like a nagging little brother to me, as well as my humble thanks to the Administrators for allowing me to write here for a short while, I wanted to compose this […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

Be Wary of “Postmodern” Theology

In class the other week I was having an introduction to my mandatory political theory course, in which the subject matter is centered around various ideas and strains of “post-humanism” as my professor is fond of the subjects (maybe another article will come out of it, who knows). We were reading the foundational essay of […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

On Logos

We have often spoken of Logos and its centrality in life; all men are called to conform themselves to it. In truth, there is so great a depth to this word and what it signifies that it could not all be discovered in a lifetime. Nevertheless, as it is a fundamental concept of metaphysics and […]

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Culture, Spirituality

On the Nativity of Our Lord

PREFACE: The following is an original translation of mine from the Golden Legend (Legenda Aurea). The Golden Legend was one of the most popular books of the Middles Ages; it is a collection of stories about the lives of the saints as well as other events associated with the feasts of the liturgical year compiled by […]

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Psychology, Spirituality

Reactionary of the Soul

Last week, what struck me the most was the irony that many of the so-called reactionaries that I have met recently — those individuals that have a strong attachment to a benevolent, strong, and compelling overarching authority in political matters — are surprisingly democratic, anarchic, or blatantly communist. But let me backtrack. Everyone is usually […]

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Spirituality

The Lesson of the Christmas Tree

I was quite happy to hear from Adam the Northern European legend behind the Christmas Tree and how it became a symbol for that which points towards the light in the darkness — towards the Star. Trees were also the topic of this past Sunday’s gospel reading which spoke about the fruitless trees being cut […]

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Philosophy, Spirituality

Sin and Sickness

The great fault of modernity is the severing of the link between the spiritual and temporal. A consequence of this is the loss of the idea that virtue and health are related; it is an entirely alien concept to modern westerners. Yet, our ancestors held this belief due to their metaphysical outlook. It is worth evaluating […]

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