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Thursday, March 8, 2018

“The crown of the monk is humility”

The Desert Fathers and the Geography of the Human Heart

Jonathan B. Coe
 

“The crown of the monk is humility.” ∼ Abba Orr, Desert Father, fourth century. The Lenten season is well underway and it would be difficult to find devotional writings more aligned with the spirit of Lent than the words of the Desert Fathers. Two volumes come to mind: The Sayings of the Desert Fathers, translated by […]

Holding Moral Theory Accountable

Msgr. Robert Batule
 

The death earlier this year of Germain Grisez, the eminent Catholic moral theologian, made me think of the last time I saw something bearing his name in the media. To the best of my recollection, it was an Open Letter addressed to Pope Francis that he and the distinguished legal theorist John Finnis wrote on […]

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