Friday, 11 November 2011 00:00
Call us “out of it,” unaware or just plain weird, but my wife and I have never watched a frame of “Survivor,” “American Idol” or most of the so-called big-deal reality shows that use weekly elimination (and a certain amount of humiliation) as a lure to draw viewers.
Friday, 04 November 2011 00:00
It's not easy to sustain love, at least not with constant emotional fervor. Misunderstandings, irritations, tiredness, jealousies, hurt, temperamental differences, the familiarity that breeds contempt, and simple boredom invariably chip away at our emotional and affective edges and, soon enough, fervor gives way to routine, the groove becomes the rut, and love seems to disappear.
Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00
No community should botch its deaths! Those are the words of the famed anthropologist, Mircea Eliade, and I use them here to introduce a tribute to Otto Herschan, a long-time Catholic publisher, who died on July 12 at the age of 84.
Friday, 21 October 2011 00:00
Our world thinks it understands sex. It doesn't. Moreover, it is beginning to ignore and even disdain how Christianity views sexuality.
Friday, 14 October 2011 14:36
Basil Hallward, a painter, has just finished a portrait of a young man of extraordinary good looks, Dorian Gray. Just as he finishes the painting, a brilliant, though highly cynical, young Lord, Henry Wotton, wanders into the room, marvels at the painting, and compliments Dorian on his good looks.