A pitch for memorization

Memorizing prayers, by definition, means that the prayers become inscribed on your soul in a new way. You become mindful of the words, and they come to rest in the “fields and vast palaces of memory” (see Augustine, Confessions X.12-26), engraved on the walls of those palaces for your perusal at will.

Introducing God and Comics

Starting in February, there will be a new "God and Comics" podcast every two weeks, with Fr Jonathan Mitchican, Fr. Kyle Tomlin, and Fr. Matt Stromberg having a series of discussions on a whole range of topics that relate back to comics, from the elements of good storytelling to romance, mystery, ethics, love, sacrifice, and everything in between.

New curiosity shops

The world sure needs lots of high-quality everything to contrast with all the low-quality alternatives. Why shouldn’t Christians be the ones to offer it? Maybe some enchantment will follow.

Prayer, dependence, and grace

For the Augustinian Friars, a religious order founded in the thirteenth century, the grace and transforming love of God begins with God and extends from God to humanity, rather than humanity building a ladder, a route that ends only back with humanity and false idols.

Culture of conspiracy

Conspiracy theories used to be the specialty of anti-Semitic, New Age, or Christian dispensationalist subcultures, but, over the last decade and with the advent of the Internet, they've become more mainstream.