Some Thoughts on Laudato Si

To me, one of the marks of Truth in the Catholic Church’s Social Doctrine is that it upsets people both on the Left and on the Right. Every time a new social encyclical comes out, both sides scramble to claim what they like and to ignore or outright dismiss those parts that do not fit […]


Screaming Swimmer, Stairs, and Lumen Fidei

I AM NOT COMING OFF OF THESE STAIRS! YOU CAN’T MAKE ME! I was teaching a swimming lesson to a three-year-old named Zoe. During the first lesson, she was a little hesitant about being in the water, but was happy and smiling. I had her dunk her head under the surface of the water during […]