Month: April 2022

  • ‘Pure creativity gets just as dull’

    Ben Conroy interviews art critic Elizabeth Lev: I’m curious about how Lev thinks the Church should go about engaging with the world of art in the modern age. In a space and time where Catholicism has less cachet, how do we make art that actually leads people to God? Lev’s answer surprises me. Catholics, she […]

  • Threats to persons with dementia

    Dr. Charles Camosy delivered the James Madison Program’s latest Harold T. Shapiro Lecture on Ethics, Science, and Technology at Princeton. It’s worth watching/listening to his entire talk, which covers themes of his latest book, “Losing Our Dignity: How Secularized Medicine is Undermining Fundamental Human Equality“. Here’s the description of the talk: There is perhaps no…

  • Tenebrae

    Tenebrae

    It’s Holy Week, and so last night we walked over to the Priory at the Dominican House of Studies last night at 7pm for Tenebrae. Dr. John Grondelski writes that Tenebrae is a “treasure hidden in shadow:” Tenebrae, or a Service of Shadows, was once part of the Church’s Divine Office during Holy Week. It…

  • How to systemically improve Penn State affordability

    I’ll be heading to Penn State again soon for one brother’s graduation and the start of another brother’s undergraduate career. We’re proud Penn Staters in my family, and part of being a family means being willing to speak the truth. Barry Fenchak, a Penn State alum who has been writing on the Penn State Board…

  • Hannah Arendt on distinguishing the terms ‘value’ and ‘worth’

    Pater Edmund highlighted a great passage from Hannah Arendt where she distinguishes “value” and “worth”. We hear such an emphasis on “values” in our political discourse, but values, which this risks obscuring the real point. We’re not concerned with protecting or advancing subjective value preferences, but rather we want to protect and advance that which…