About John-Mark Miravalle

John-Mark L. Miravalle is Professor of Systematic and Moral Theology at Mount St. Mary's Seminary in Maryland. He received his doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Regina Apostolorum in Rome. He is the author of three books, most recently Beauty: What It Is & Why It Matters (Sophia Institute Press, 2019). He has debated noted atheists on topics such as God's existence, same-sex “marriage,” and theistic morality.

“Lord, Teach Us to Pray”: Reflections on Fulton Sheen

By |2020-05-24T10:02:23-05:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Books, Catholicism, Christianity, Culture, Religion|

When I was a child, my mother would regularly put my brothers and me to sleep by playing Fulton Sheen talks on tape and (later) on CD. I remember marveling first at the man’s voice, its weathered timbre and solemn cadence and massive fluctuations in volume. What held my attention next were the stories: stories [...]

What Is Beauty and Why Do We Need It?

By |2020-05-12T22:57:09-05:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Beauty, Culture, Order|

Beauty demands that we celebrate order with creativity, surprise, and freshness. We are meant to be startled by the goodness of reality, astonished by things working the way they’re supposed to, and delighted by the truth. Let us suppose there is such a thing as objective beauty. Suppose, along with the classical and Christian traditions, [...]

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