It is difficult, even with the Bible in hand, to sketch an image of that special excellence we call manliness. In fact, it is generally easier to describe false images of manliness. We might think first of machismo, a frequent … 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