Using the world as not using it fully

I tell you, brothers and sisters, the time is running out. From now on, let those having wives act as not having them, those weeping as not weeping, those rejoicing as not rejoicing, those buying as not owning, those using the world as not using it fully. For the world in its present form is passing away. I Cor 7:29-31 …

Towards a Manifesto for a Republic Congruent with Christian Solidarity

As I prepare to teach the first session of a pro-life social doctrine class tomorrow, certain thoughts are crystallizing, and they have enough countercultural punch, I think, to be posted fittingly on the hundredth anniversary of the final Fatima apparition. As I teach, these thoughts will be at play in my head. The course itself …

Hope for Universal Salvation: Help or Hindrance to Evangelization?

When I wrote last week about the significance of election, I assigned it two of this blog’s topical categories: “Charity Beyond All Telling: The Heart of the Gospel” and “Hope of Nations Beyond All Telling: Go Out Into the World.” Which is another way of saying, I saw its message—that the elect are those who …