01/5/17

A Catholic Answer to the Indignities of Modern Man – Crisis Magazine

“When the sense of God is lost, there is also a tendency to lose the sense of man, of his dignity and his life.” ∼ Evangelium Vitae, 21 It is a perplexing fact of history that one of the world’s most prolific mass murderers, Adolf Hitler, was also a vegetarian who abhorred cruelty to animals. This …

Source: A Catholic Answer to the Indignities of Modern Man – Crisis Magazine

12/27/16

Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified – Crisis Magazine

A recent article in First Things by J.D. Flynn reflects upon Shusaku Endo’s 1966 Japanese novel Silence, now being released as a film directed by Martin Scorcese (which should tell you something). The tale follows an idealistic Jesuit missionary who, towards the end of the story, well, in Flynn’s words: At its pivotal moment, Silence’s protagonist, the Jesuit missionary …

Source: Martyrs Know Apostasy Can Not Be Justified – Crisis Magazine

12/23/16

The Christmas Triad: Christ, Church, Eucharist – Crisis Magazine

As a cradle Catholic long accustomed to the rituals and feasts of faith, the earliest memories I have coincide, most happily, with membership in what the comedian Lenny Bruce used to call the only the Church. And so there was never a time when Christmas was not an occasion for sheer wonderment and joy, an …

Source: The Christmas Triad: Christ, Church, Eucharist – Crisis Magazine