07/27/17

Our Secular World Needs Christian Personhood – Crisis Magazine

“Gloria Dei est vivens homo.”  ∼ St. Irenaeus Saint Irenaeus (130-202) wrote that the glory of God is revealed in living human beings; this idea expresses one of the most central ideas of the primitive Church and the period of the Fathers, that of deification or theosis (becoming god-like). This constant theme within the first Christian millennium …

Source: Our Secular World Needs Christian Personhood – Crisis Magazine

06/7/17

The New Darling of the Abortion Rights Movement – Crisis Magazine

And last, the rending pain of re-enactment Of all that you have done, and been; the shame Of things ill done and done to others’ harm Which once you took for exercise of virtue. ∼  T.S. Eliot, Little Gidding, in Four Quartets Author and culture critic par excellence, Mary Eberstadt, has chronicled the shift among …

Source: The New Darling of the Abortion Rights Movement – Crisis Magazine

05/30/17

Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Response to Islam – Crisis Magazine

I have encountered serious Catholics who have invoked the Vatican II document Nostra Aetate (Declaration on the Relation of the Church with Non-Christian Religions) as seemingly discouraging or even reproving any kind of searching public examination and criticism of Islam. What exactly does this short statement of the Vatican II Fathers have to say about …

Source: Nostra Aetate and the Catholic Response to Islam – Crisis Magazine