Being a Potato Bug

Watching Mister Rogers with my children is a constant reminder of how impoverished our culture can be when it comes to childhood.

Climate change, anxiety, and hope

While I am hardly a climate change “denier,” I do sit uneasily with the evangelical fervor with which many people I know and respect talk of environmental disaster.

Learning to Be God’s Child

Unlike me, God is patient. God is good. God doesn’t need us to pay attention to him but he keeps working at us anyway.

The Virtues of Horror

There is a deep mysticism at the heart of the Dark Tower books — the quest to find the heart of reality and the determination to see it for what it is despite all the hurt and pain along the way.

Tradition for Teens

I wonder what personal attraction draws teenagers to traditional Catholic devotion?