The Screwtape Letters
Tao Te Ching
Trans. by Stephen Addis & Stanley Lombardo
This is not one of those books.
It is however the basis for one of those books. More importantly, it is one of those books lying at the core of human civilization that we really ought to read. Think of the Continue reading
The Future of the Catholic Church with Pope Francis
Walt Whitman taught me that contradicting myself was okay, even to be expected. So I long ago accepted that believing was part of my make-up and that, like it or not, I was a Catholic.
That doesn’t make me an apologist. Like all human institutions the Church has flaws. Some might say it’s all flaws. Garry Wills, I’m pretty sure, would have a more optimistic outlook.
Wills is a professor of history (emeritus) at Northwestern University. A member of my parent’s generation (born in 1934), married to the same woman for more than 50 years, Wills is more or less the de facto go-to guy when it’s time to Continue reading
Beyond Belief: The Secret Gospel of Thomas
Maybe you can. I am not here to proselytize. I feel compelled to note, though, that non-belief is also a belief system and that, religion being an almost universal human development, you cut yourself off from a big chunk of humanity when you dismiss the subject.
But let’s get back to the nouns I started with. I never wanted to know too much about writers of fiction because I feared blurring the line between author and Continue reading