A million thanks to the Kolbe Times for publishing me. The theme for this issue is Community. Hit the link below to check out my essay and while you’re there, check out the rest of the issue. http://www.kolbetimes.com/unchained-hearts/
Joining a book club is good medicine for a restless soul. A good book club helps satisfy our desire for God who is Beauty, Goodness and Truth.
When people are asked, “who is your favorite character in The Lord of The Rings?” some say Frodo, or Aragorn, or Gandalf. There is a small group that would be bold to state that Samwise is their favorite character. However, there is an even smaller (and bolder) group that would say that their favorite characterContinue reading “Boromir: The Hero We Need To Be”
Bad Bunny likes to say that “Doing Whatever You Want” is the standard in which you determine if you live a good life. This essay is a brief rebuttal of that idea.
“Why is sin possible? Because we are free. You can tell a man he ought to do something, but in his will he can resist. Sin lies in the abuse of freedom. It has something to do with a wrong or an evil choice. We never sin without the will. We can take two attitudesContinue reading “Quote of the Week: Fulton Sheen”
“Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. All democrats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth; tradition objects to theirContinue reading “Quote of the Week: G.K. Chesterton”
In J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit,” however, we find a true hero. Bilbo Baggins—— a Hobbit. Not a hero in the modern sense(too perfect that the adventure is really them correcting everyone else), but a real hero….one who needs the journey.
“You stir us so that praising you may bring us joy, because you have made us and drawn us to yourself, and our heart is unquiet until it rests in you.” (Confessions, I, 1, 1, Maria Boulding, O.S.B. translation)(italics mine) When a lawyer makes a case in defense of a client, he does with anContinue reading “Quote of the Week: Saint Augustine”
J.R.R. Tolkien holds a special place in my heart. His stories are grounded in the real world as it is, but also grounded in the world as it ought to be. I can’t wait to give my thoughts on this man, his phenomenal stories and how his philosophy has influenced the minds of his readers.