Month: December 2016

  • Christianity’s historical coherence

    Fr. Robert Barron’s “Catholicism” series is great. It’s a new media series sharing the story of the faith across ten, hour-long episodes. It’s a genuinely incredible series. Fr. Barron is a sophisticated and powerful conveyer of the Christian story. In “Amazed and Afraid: The Revelation of God Become Man,” comes the story of Francis Cardinal George’s reflection as he stood […]

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    A friend of mine shared In Hoc Anno Domini, which the Wall Street Journal has been publishing each year for the past 70 years. It’s a beautiful reminder that the liberty we celebrate in America is an echo of the first revolution that was Christ’s appearance in the human story: When Saul of Tarsus set out…

  • Christmas music

    Christmas music

    Earlier this fall I sent off three of my grandfather’s magnetic audio reels to South Tree for conversion to digital format. Pop recorded these in the early 1960s, and until last fall they had been sitting in a basement. I frankly wasn’t sure if any of the audio had survived when I sent them off. It turned out…

  • We’re proof of a mystery

    “The body, and it alone is capable of making visible what is invisible, the spiritual and divine. It was created to transfer into the visible reality of the world, the invisible mystery hidden in God from time immemorial, and thus to be a sign of it.” – John Paul the Great It’s nearly Christmas, which…

  • Christmas ghost stories

    “There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.” “Why ‘ghost stories’ at Christmastime?” I’ve heard this question raised among friends and figured I’d share what I’ve found. First, see A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Delving into the question this answer raises…