Don’t Think Like an Atheist

We live in a much different society than in ages past.  Modernity tends towards skepticism in a way that no other age has.  In this regard, it is important to meet the questions of the day and the people in…

Tapping into an After-Christmas Spirit

The presents have been opened.  The cards have all been sent and filed.  We laughed, we hugged, we ate roast beast.  For many of us, the decorations have already come down.  (Of course in the Grayson household, they stay up…

Catholic Pop Culture of 2013

There are many vulgar and immoral things in today’s popular culture.  As a good friend of mine said, “Television today is a moral cesspool.”  I therefore understand the impulse and reaction of many who choose not to spend their free…

Tiny Heart, Whose Blood Will Save Us

Merry Christmas, everyone! It’s Christmas, the season when we remember the birth of our Lord.  He came into this world and we are filled with joy!  We remember the words of the angels: Gloria in excelsis Deo!  How happy are…

What I Learned from the Year of Faith

The Year of Faith officially ended with coming of Advent this year.  It was brought to us by Pope Benedict XVI and was a communal reflection for the whole Catholic Church.  It was an opportunity for spiritual renewal, particularly in…

Public Revelation vs. Private Revelation

After my conversion experience at 17-years-old, I was on fire.  I wanted to be Super Catholic and share that passion with everyone, much to the annoyance of many.  I have learned to temper much of my enthusiasm, I hope, with…

Darwin's Dead End

Darwin’s Dead End

I was speaking with a former student recently.  Like most people in their first year of college, he has become enamored of new subjects, new ways of thinking.  We had a very in-depth discussion on the meaning of life, the…

Why Moral Relativism is Impossible

Why Moral Relativism is Impossible

Pope Benedict XVI often spoke about the dictatorship of relativism.  It is a horribly destructive moral theory that has done more damage to modern society than almost any other philosophy.  You have probably encountered this in one form or another…

Jekyll and Hyde Morality

Jekyll and Hyde Morality

Am I a good person? This is a deep question of self reflection that is at the heart of the moral life.  It is also one of the most difficult to answer because the answer is covered in limited perspective…

“Is the Pope Catholic?”

“Is the Pope Catholic?”

Pope Francis is at it again, changing the stodgy, conservative, medieval doctrines of the Catholic Church. Or so it would seem from recent headlines. It all has to do with the narrative that has been constructed by the news media. …