The Martyrs and a Higher World
by Bishop Robert Barron . November 10, 2019 .
The story conveyed in our first reading from the second book of Maccabees is one that resonates up and down the ages, that still stirs our hearts today. It’s the story of a martyr’s death. We can talk about heaven, we can speculate about it, we can write learned treatises about it, and we can hope for it. But up and down the centuries, it is the martyrs—from the ancient Maccabees to the Christians slain by ISIS—that most vividly witness to the promise of heaven. They literally bet their lives on it.
Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed
by Bishop Robert Barron . October 6, 2019 .
Last week, I plunged for the second time into the world of the Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything). I can’t tell you how many participants in the AMA posed some version of this question: How could an all-loving God possibly countenance so much violence, suffering, and pain? Most questioners turned…
Living Within a Formed Catholic Conscience Is Not for Wimps
by Elizabeth Scalia . August 22, 2019 .
“The Rapper in Black”: Why NF Is Taking the Music World by Storm
by Matthew Becklo . August 21, 2019 .
The Hero’s Journey
by Bishop Robert Barron . August 11, 2019 .
The Jungian psychologist Jordan Peterson is, in many ways, an early twenty-first century version of Joseph Campbell, and perhaps the central archetype that they both explored is that of the hero’s journey. As both Campbell and Peterson have recognized, the Bible is a treasure trove of hero’s journey stories. But…
Indulge Your Faith with Reason; Imbue it in Wonder
by Elizabeth Scalia . June 27, 2019 .
Catholic Boy to Catholic Man: A Millennial on Why He Remains
by Elizabeth Scalia . June 13, 2019 .