Columnists
Nicene Guy

Temptation and Lenten Penance

During the Lenten season, we seek to turn back from sin and to God. Each of the practices of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—helps us to

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Bioethics
Nicene Guy

Aging and Mortality

A somewhat recent article in Scientific America caught my eye: this one is about aging, or rather it is about reversing the effects of aging.

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Columnists
Nicene Guy

Life After an Election

“Put not your trust in princes,” we are warned (Psalm 146:3). During the last eight years, excepting possibly during the midterm elections, most faithful Catholics

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Books
Nicene Guy

Book Review: Particles of Faith

Particles of Faith, by Stacy Trasancos, is a must-read for Catholics (and others of good faith) who are weary of the vitriol in the faith-science

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Symposiums
Nicene Guy

Veritas and Vocation

Veritas: this is the latin word for “truth.” It is also among the mottoes of my order, the seemingly simplest motto of the Order of

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Nicene Guy

Science and the Evidence for God

One of the more memorable G.K. Chesterton’s “Father Brown” stories is The Resurrection of Father Brown. In this short story the titular character is “murdered”

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Life
Nicene Guy

The Culture War

In browsing through the latest headlines—and skimming the articles underneath them—I get the impression that the culture wars are anything but cooling down. Despite reports

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Columnists
Nicene Guy

Suffering: Unique Yet Common

The eminent twentieth century theologian Henri de Lubac writes in his Paradoxes of the Faith that there are two important truths to keep in mind

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Columnists
Nicene Guy

Lent and Love

What is the point of the Lenten sacrifices [1]? Why do we fast on some days, abstain from meat on others, and then also give

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Career
Nicene Guy

Work, Play, and Science

The other day, I saw an article making rounds through my facebook’s news feed about a brilliant young woman whom “Harvard believes is the next

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Nicene Guy

Militant Scientism

One of my favorite series in science fiction is the “Spiral Arm” series written by Michael Flynn. This series is set in the future, during

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Columnists
Nicene Guy

Morality and Love

What purpose does morality serve? This is a question I have been given reason to consider from time to time—in particular as I live in

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Columnists
Nicene Guy

Evangelization and Hope

Why are we so bad at evangelizing the culture? I’ve seen this question pop up time and again, mostly in the context of asking why

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Bioethics
Nicene Guy

The Trouble with Transhumanism

Transhumanism is a desperate belief system that grasps at technological straws. But the raw desperation in that grasping has the potential–like all Utopian movements–to unleash

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Life
Nicene Guy

Three True Freedoms

In my previous column, I mentioned that there are three senses in which we have real freedom, and one sense in which we have false

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Life
Nicene Guy

A Fool’s Freedom

What makes us free? There are, on the whole, three true types of freedom and one false one. Among the three true types, one is

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