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‘Apologetics and the Christian Imagination’ — A Richer, Deeper approach in connecting Souls With The Faith.

August 9, AD 2017 0 Comments
‘Apologetics and the Christian Imagination’ — A Richer, Deeper approach in connecting Souls With The Faith.

Are stories important for humanity? Is telling a story through books, movies, or the extemporaneous tales of mom and dad delivered to the children at bedtime simply an insignificant means of mere entertainment? In her book Apologetics and the Christian Imagination, Dr. Holly Ordway shows us that in truth stories are powerful tools of conveying […]

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The Falling Away of Humanity from Experiencing God Through Nature

July 5, AD 2017 5 Comments
The Falling Away of Humanity from Experiencing God Through Nature

The beauty and complexity of the world is meant to continuously point humanity to our Creator. We are surrounded by trees, mountains, oceans, rivers, lakes, and clouds, and within these things much vibrant life is found, full of color and intricacies that are meant to leave us in awe and wonder. With its incredible and […]

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It is Right and Just: Spending on Glorious Architecture

April 7, AD 2017 5 Comments
It is Right and Just: Spending on Glorious Architecture

Truth is recognized by the beauty in which it manifests itself. Singapore’s Cathedral of the Good Shepherd was recently renovated after suffering massive cracks from nearby construction which destabilized the building. Among the positive comments, one person wrote: “God doesn’t need this. It’s all just human vanity.” Sure, God doesn’t need grand buildings. He doesn’t […]

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The Archived Life: On Scrapbooking, Catholic Liturgy, and Transitional Justice

February 10, AD 2017 0 Comments
The Archived Life: On Scrapbooking, Catholic Liturgy, and Transitional Justice

By guest writer Melvyn Foo. On all my holidays this year, my routine when I return to our accommodation is the same. I transfer the photos from my camera’s SD card to my laptop, I edit and select them, and then I upload them to Bonjournal1 and complete my travel log. In the course of this […]

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Order

February 6, AD 2017 0 Comments
Order

Most of the liturgical year is comprised of “Ordinary Time”, when the Gospels follow the earthly ministry of Christ. This does not mean that the time is humdrum or nondescript; rather, it refers to ordinal numbers – first, second, third, and so on. Humans have a compulsion to order things, and Catholics are no exception […]

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Formation in Faery

November 29, AD 2016 1 Comment
Formation in Faery

Imagination is twofold, retentive (reproductive) and creative (productive). The object of the first is a sensible reality, which we have previously perceived as such. The creative forms its object by combining elements which were separately perceived. The analysis of the creative imagination is of considerable importance for the psychology of invention, and of artistic and […]

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The Beauty of (Our) Fall

November 18, AD 2015 2 Comments
The Beauty of (Our) Fall

We as Christians are called to a life of death and resurrection. Dying to ourselves, dying to our sin, dying to our desires.

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Taking Upon Us the Mystery of Things

October 31, AD 2015 0 Comments
Taking Upon Us the Mystery of Things

When Job cries out against God in his suffering, God questions Job, “Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, or snare his tongue with a line which you lower?”  Job answers, “I have heard of you by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees you, therefore I abhor myself, and repent […]

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Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder

September 12, AD 2015 0 Comments
Beauty and the Eye of the Beholder

Recently, I attended a talk about beauty. After asking his listeners about various things that they found beautiful (stars, music, the ocean), the speaker—a priest—presented us with online images of two works of art: an abstract composition by Piet Mondrian and the Transfiguration by Raphael. “Tell me which you think is more beautiful,” he said. […]

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On Beauty and Planned Parenthood

August 3, AD 2015 6 Comments
On Beauty and Planned Parenthood

One of my favorite authors, Dietrich von Hildebrand, makes an interesting argument about the relationship between beauty and virtue.  Essentially, what he said was that we ought to encourage people to attend to beauty, to seek it out in art, music, literature, poetry, and any other venue where it could be found.  We should expose […]

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On Sloth and Wonder

July 11, AD 2015 0 Comments
On Sloth and Wonder

Every Christian shares in the universal call to partake in the Beatific Vision.  His baptism gives him this vocation.  The Gospel calls all men to be contemplatives. Sloth and dissipation distort modern connotations of leisure, which formerly meant contemplation in rest.  The Greeks called leisure schole, whence we derive “school.”  School provides the place where […]

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Women, God Does Not Make Mistakes

June 25, AD 2015 1 Comment
Women, God Does Not Make Mistakes

In a society which tells women they are simply the sum of their parts—that all it takes for even a man to become a cover-worthy woman are the right curves in the right places—women are having an increasingly hard time feeling good about themselves. Between advertisements and social media, women feel like they are not […]

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