Tradition and a Tree

By Timothy P. O’Malley One of the great gifts of homeschooling — which our family began to practice during the pandemic — is time. We have time to wake up in the morning rather than rush out the door. We hav... Read More...

The Blood and the Name

By Timothy P. O’Malley On the eighth day after his birth, before receiving the “name above all names” (Phil. 2:9), Jesus was circumcised. The temptation is to spiritualize this first shedding of blood by ... Read More...

De-Normalizing the New Normal

By Timothy P. O’Malley When the nation “shut down” in March of 2020, the phrase “the new normal” assumed a degree of prominence in public discourse. The new normal meant working from home (at least for those... Read More...

Reading Contemplatively

While the decline of contemplative reading is a problem for the professor, it’s a threat to the Christian, especially those of us operating within a sacramental tradition.

A Creedal Posture

Christianity without a Creed risks becoming an endorsement of works righteousness, of human effort at being a decent person. With the Creed, Christianity becomes a remembering of what has been accomplished through Christ.

Darkness Falls

On Christmas Eve Day, night has not yet come; darkness has not yet fallen. But it will come.