Artur Sebastian Rosman

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The Patron Saint of Suspicion on Draining the Cesspit of Corruption

Does this title actually mean <i>anything</i>? I have my suspicions, and perhaps you do too, but we will have to put them on hold for now, laying aside a …

Looking for the New Atheist Virgil

In the postmodern era, few topics are as heated and as interestingly pugnacious as that of religion versus science. Although a mission by no means …

Technology and the Mystical After Auschwitz

Introduction<p>Technology has accompanied the evolution of human beings from time out of mind. The use of simple instruments to attain food or construct …

Auschwitz

The Most Important Religious Event Since the Reformation

Leonard Bernstein was born in 1918—the year World War I ended. His musical <i>West Side Story</i> premiered in 1957.<p>On 9 August 1945, the United States …

West Side Story

The Postmodern Search for a Noble Simplicity in Church Architecture

Last summer I went on a trip to Central Europe with some students and young adults from Salt Lake City and Seattle. We visited Germany, Austria, the …

Salt Lake City

Observations on Ratzinger’s Introduction to Christianity on Its 50th Anniversary

<i>Introduction to Christianity</i> is modest in scope and intention, and conspicuously eschews the originality that has become the standard in appraising …

Confusing the Self-Emptying Love of the Cross with Political Power

Recently, <i>First Things</i> asked a group of “younger” Catholics to <b>sign a letter</b> related to the substantiated charges of sexual abuse against Theodore …

Christianity

The Specter of a Sweeping Rewrite of Catholic Sexual Teachings

Last week, Pope Francis approved a revision to the Catechism of the Catholic Church regarding the death penalty. While the previous iteration already …

Christianity

Modern Biology’s Contribution to Our Understanding of Christ’s Sufferings

It is common to come across internet articles, television documentaries, or advertisements for books in the days and weeks preceding Easter detailing …

Theology

Job and the Problem of Evil Versus the Tribunal of History

Introduction: Beyond the Tribunal of History—Beyond Is<p>For some, for many, maybe even most, it is difficult to shower history with the ethical …

Theology

The Unsung Russian Forerunner of the Death Penalty’s Demise in Catholic Teaching

In Pope Francis’s amendment to the <i>Catechism</i>’s §2267, we see a sense of progressive development applied to the Church in the world. That we should …

Why Chant Is Good for Children

My three year old son is a regular Mass-goer. Aware of his very short attention span, we make sure to sit in the front each and every Sunday. He …

Notre Dame

Addressing the American Suicide Contagion

Suicide<p>We are in the midst of an existential crisis or cultural sickness, also known as an opioid epidemic. Increasing numbers of Americans are …

Mental Health

Modernity’s Marginalization of Philosophy Makes the Practice of Everyday Life Unintelligible

We are sitting with friends at a diner or standing in line to buy tickets for a movie, chatting idly, when suddenly one of us, unable to contain …

British Philosophy

Cultivating Benedictine Wonder

I awake in the middle of the night, as I do most nights here, with muscles are complaining about the hundreds of hay bales I loaded into a barn the …

Theology

Humanae Vitae After Planned Parenthood v. Casey

The contraceptive revolution has made quite a lot of people—especially drug companies—quite a lot of money.<p>Imagine, for instance, that you had the …

Planned Parenthood

The Catholic Imaginings of Jimmy Buffett

This little song sort of combines a hangover cure and fourteen years of Catholic education into a song; it’s a little bit weird, but it sort of works …

Jimmy Buffett

The Spiritual Was More Substantial Than the Material for the Ancients

I f I seem to take N.T. Wright as an antagonist in what follows, he functions here only as emblematic of a larger historical tendency in New …

Theology

Is There an Escape from the Evils of a Contracepting Society?

What a Contracepting Society Looks Like<p>Contraception was from the beginning touted as the answer to a host of societal problems, from the old …

Family Planning

Humanae Vitae in Light of the War Against Female Fertility

It is startling for those living in a society that so relies on contraception to learn that, for nearly two millennia, every Christian denomination …

Breast Cancer

The Light of the Liberal Arts is Different in Light of the Faith

This is the theological continuation of the philosophical beginning in <i>The Resplendent Completion of the Liberal Arts</i>.<p>Catholic Theology and the …

Theology

No One Saw the Resurrection

No one saw the resurrection. We tend to forget this as the sensory richness of Easter floods our senses after a wintry Lent. Yet, the Gospels report …

Theology

None of Us Shall Enter the Kingdom?

“In our age,” Søren Kierkegaard complains about the 19th century in <i>Fear and Trembling</i>, “everyone is unwilling to stop with faith but goes …

The Resplendent Completion of the Liberal Arts

Prolegomena of Meaning<p>We live in a world mediated by meaning.[1] I begin with a well-worn phrase, one that you may never have seen worn thin, and one …

Ora et Labora: Christians Don’t Need Leisure

We Christians, no less than other human creatures, are interested in ourselves. Deformed versions of this interest are narcissistic: under that …

The Benedictine Charism of Slow Evangelization

I had the opportunity to spend a week in June at Saint Anselm Abbey in Manchester, New Hampshire for the annual Junior Summer School for Benedictine …

Desanitizing Christianity After St. Benedict and After Virtue

It has been a year or so since Rob Dreher published the much debated book <i>The Benedict Option.</i>[1]<p>St. Benedict Reconsidered<p>Since first hearing the term …

Remembering Creation Through the Saturday Sabbath

We have asked in our collect this week that our loving triune God put away from us all hurtful things and give us those things which are profitable …

Justice Kennedy, Judge Kavanaugh, and Our Two Supreme Courts

As many people now know, thanks to Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alexander Hamilton insisted, in one of his famous essays urging his fellow New Yorkers to …