Rules for the Game

Jordan Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Toronto: Random House Canada, 2018. In a chess game, there are lots of things you can do, although you can’t break the rules of the chess game and continue to … Continue reading

Long and Drawn Out

The monkey sauntered through the brush on the forest floor. The hair on its head, light brown and inexplicably patchy, waved in the breeze. And the head itself was grotesque, enormous, and lopsided. Its legs, roughly identical in length, carried … Continue reading

Until He Comes: The Apocalypse and the Catholic Novel

Apocalyptic novels shock and terrify, assaulting the imagination with jarring spectacles. Fire and famine, death and destruction, disasters and deluges. Cities erased and civilizations blotted out. And—perhaps worst of all—the evil and shameful deeds of our fellow men. These scenes … Continue reading

Dare We Hope for the Last Judgment?

Faith in the Last Judgment is first and foremost hope.— Spe Salvi, Pope Benedict XVI In Spe Salvi, Pope Benedict XVI proposes the Last Judgment as “not primarily an image of terror, but an image of hope; for us it … Continue reading

The Way of Happiness

No one can fail to wish to be happy or to seek after happiness. But we are reminded on every side that we have not found it yet. We are still yearning and seeking after happiness, or after someone to … Continue reading