What Do They Teach Them In Schools These Days?

5 years ago with 15 comments in Uncategorized
Interesting article at First Things about how celibacy, even though not voluntarily chosen, can be a vocation. The author quotes from Pius XII: [But] this vocation, this call of love, makes itself felt in very diverse ways . . . The young Christian woman who remains unmarried in spite of her own desires may—if she firmly believes in the providence of the heavenly Father—recognize in life’s ...

Victim Souls?

6 years ago with 14 comments in Uncategorized
I’m reading Eve Tushnet’s bit in the October First Things — a response to Douglas Farrow’s “Thirteen Theses On Marriage.” (You can find the theses, and the whole set of responses, here.) Eve’s stuff is always worth reading. The theses themselves are pretty dry, albeit maybe only in the sense that Aquinas is dry: they succinctly distill a whole ...