Roman Catholic Church

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Not Ashamed at the Gates

By Sam Keyes   Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant, * even so are the young children. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them; * they shall not be ashamed when they speak with the... Read More...

The Virtues of Professional Wrestling

By Neil Dhingra In terms of book-length philosophical studies of professional wrestling, Douglas Edwards’s thoroughly enjoyable Philosophy Smackdown (2020) claims to be “the first of its kind,” which makes m... Read More...

Tradition and Novelty: Eli and Samuel

By Sam Keyes At the start of 1 Samuel 3, the Old Testament lesson for the Second Sunday after Epiphany this year, we heard this startling line: “And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no ... Read More...

Preaching without Restrictions

By Sam Keyes Coming back to the pulpit in a different church after a long hiatus can be a surreal experience. I’m sure I’m not the only one in this boat —I serve in a “diocese” after all where the vast major... Read More...

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

By Neil Dhingra Famously, Dorothy Day once said, “Don’t call me a saint. I don’t want to be dismissed that easily.” The writer Robert Ellsberg, who had recorded that line, noted that Day did not want to be r... Read More...