Newman on Self-deception and Self-knowledge

The way truly to know ourselves is not idly to look within ourselves, but rather to look away from ourselves at the one who calls us by name, who commands us to love him by loving our neighbor, who sends us into the vineyard to work today.

Christ and Care for the Marginalized

We need to repent of the ways we have excluded the marginalized and we need to repent from the ways our understanding of what it means to be human is more often derived from our experience or observations than from the revelation of God in Jesus Christ.

How to Be Perfect

The command to be perfect is only a deeper statement of the startling ethics Jesus presents in the beginning of the chapter in the beatitudes.

We Can’t Just Rebuild

It is tragically fitting that this catastrophe should take place in France, once the home of the Holy See and now among the most secular nations in the West.

Prayer Works

Whenever I am discouraged and don’t feel like praying, I think of a particular story from the Diocese of the Arctic.

Reconciliation, the Gospel in Lent

Much of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent book is focused on reconciliation as relationships restored, or the consideration of personal factors that might inhibit a willingness to participate in such ministry.