A Crisis Of Beauty

by Fr. Stephen Freeman There is a crisis of beauty within my culture. That is a very kind way to say that much of the world around me, at least the civilizational part, is ugly. It is not an ugliness born of poverty (though poverty is very ugly around here) – unless we understand that […]

Certainty, Freedom and the Perception of Beauty

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Ever since opening the first volume of Tanquerey’s Dogmatics more than a half-century ago, I have sensed an ironic problem in the apologetics of modern Christians: An uncertainty about the meaning of certainty. The root of the problem, I believe, is modern philosophy’s implicit acceptance of rigid scientific and mathematical […]