May 20, 2015 5:08 PM Modeling King David’s awareness of God By Dr. Jeff Mirus
The fascinating Second Book of Samuel tells of the rise of the monarchy in Israel, transitioning from the period of the judges, including Samuel, to King Saul and King David, who establishes the line of Christ. Both spiritual and...
May 19, 2015 5:59 PM Ireland on the brink: the referendum will be a test of tolerance By Phil Lawler
On Friday, if the polls are right, Ireland—once a staunchly Catholic nation—will become the first country in the world to ratify same-sex marriage by a popular vote. To be sure, the polls show a late surge of opposition....
May 26, 2015 De Lubac’s notes on the Second Vatican Council, section 3 By Dr. Jeff Mirus
I’ve just posted the third selection of excerpted notes from Henri de Lubac's Vatican Council Notebooks. You can jump directly to this new material: Early Weeks of the Council. This section covers the opening weeks of the...
May 26, 2015 A joyful noise unto the Lord: Goal met!
I wish to begin this Insights message by thanking each one of you who prayed and/or donated to our effort to win a $25,400 challenge grant during our Spring Campaign. We succeeded on Pentecost—the last day! Clearly, we have our...
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Ordinary Time: May 27th
St. Augustine was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604. When Pope Gregory I heard that the pagans of Britain were disposed to accept the Catholic Faith, he sent the prior of St. Andrew, Augustine, and forty of his... More
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May 26, 2015 Summer: More Time for the Lord, not a Vacation from Him By Jennifer Gregory Miller
Periodically Pentecost Sunday falls the same weekend as Memorial Day. Although seemingly different in focus, both celebrations reflect shifts in our daily lives. Pentecost marks the close of the Easter season and the beginning of Tempus...
May 19, 2015 The Coup at the (Catholic) U By Dr. Jeff Mirus
It was a remarkable thing even for the 1960s—the takeover of the Catholic University of America by its heterodox Department of Theology. I am referring, of course, to the wholesale defiance of episcopal oversight as soon as the...