G. K. Chesterton

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My “January 1” is the Confessional Booth

The first week of January 2014 is wrapping up and my social media has been inundated with those New Year “fresh start” posts.  One of the more common ones is “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley said that – or at least that’s what […]

Philosophy of Play

The golden mean between boorishness and buffoonery is “eutrapelia” (Aristotle), that is, the virtue of play, which consists in the moderation of pleasure in games. Modesty is a subordinate virtue of temperance, which is one of the four cardinal virtues (Catholic Encyclopedia). These moral virtues consist in the things pertaining to man being directed by […]

Theologians at Dinner

St. Thomas is best read with a glass of wine. Not only because theology is always best with wine, but since his writings are impressively dry, like hard bread, it is best to “use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake.” Antonymously, St. Augustine’s works are already inebriating, and so enjoyably so that perhaps one […]

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