Category: Columns

Who Am I?

When I gave my clues to my wife last night she guessed the mystery person immediately. Therefore, I will have to be more sly and less obvious with my hints.   I am a writer of a book in the Old Testament. … Continue reading

Is Marriage a Vocation?

When we Catholics speak of the different options that are open before us in how to live our lives — priesthood, religious life, married life, single in the world — we commonly, at least nowadays, speak of these as “vocations.” … Continue reading

Against the New Racism

Recent postings on social media have made me ponder the subject of hateful overreaction. I speak specifically about the racism that exists in certain narrow “conservative” circles. (I put the word in quotes because I find that many who call … Continue reading

Christmas Letter, 2017

Thank you to all our benefactors for getting Saint Benedict Center through another year! Your kindness and generosity is, as always, very much appreciated. Below Duccio di Buoninsegna’s lovely Nativity painting is my annual Christmas letter, already sent to our … Continue reading