About Fr. Charles Klamut

Fr. Charles Klamut was ordained in 1999 for the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. He has served in parish and high school ministry. He also worked in campus ministry at St. John’s Catholic Newman Center at the University of Illinois.

“Vital Tension” as the Creative Spiritual Energy of History

By |2016-08-03T10:37:13-05:00March 31st, 2013|Categories: Catholicism, Christendom, Christian Humanism, Christianity, Christopher Dawson, Culture, Featured|

Jesus Christ came to reveal to men that they have no enemies but themselves.–  Pascal It is this vital tension between two worlds and two planes of reality which makes the Christian way of life difficult but which is also the source of its strength.–  Christopher Dawson My college education was unusual.  In the early [...]

Beauty: A Necessity, Not a Luxury

By |2019-11-12T15:19:38-06:00January 22nd, 2013|Categories: Architecture, Art, Beauty, Books, Catholicism, Christianity, Communio, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Language, Pope Benedict XVI, St. John Paul II|

Just when I am about to succumb to the sadness and living death of nihilism, some piercing ray of beauty breaks open my heart, and the breath of possibility returns. I recently visited the Botanical Garden in St Louis. Amid the sights and smells, the colors and creatures, the sun, the architecture, and the sheer [...]

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