Heart and Mind

By |2021-06-11T15:50:42-05:00June 12th, 2021|Categories: Classical Education, Classical Learning, Glenn Arbery, Graduation, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Love, Wyoming Catholic College|

Paying attention to the guidance of the heart is no guarantee of prudent action, as Mark Antony and Cleopatra demonstrate with grand style, but there is something nobler in giving the heart its whole due than in bypassing its counsel and resorting to mere calculation. According to the 17th century mathematician and Catholic apologist Blaise [...]

Love Letters

By |2021-05-18T12:06:23-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Language, Love, Writing|

The letters of the alphabet, strung together in cogent meaning, might be best thought of, not as means to an end, but as an end in and of themselves—a living, incarnated creativity that encourages relationship. And I like to consider speech, in all its forms, as love letters. My youngest child, just nearing his seventh [...]

Decadence, Love, & Lust: Understanding the “Star Wars” Prequels

By |2021-05-03T16:25:25-05:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Civilization, Culture, Film, Love, Paul Krause, Senior Contributors|

The original “Star Wars” trilogy explored the crises of identity, love, and redemption in the midst of a technologically tyrannical world. The prequel trilogy, by contrast, is primarily concerned with themes of decadence, corporate domination, political corruption, and the insidious influence that these forces have on love. Star Wars is one of most successful film [...]

“The Gift of Roses”

By |2021-04-23T07:22:38-05:00April 24th, 2021|Categories: Love, Poetry|

These blooms flush like your lover, With countenance and heart Aflame with burning crimson. A hundred petals furl, Wound tight, a mystic swirl, Enticing as they part. […]

The Loving Society versus Rocket Science

By |2021-04-14T16:43:02-05:00April 14th, 2021|Categories: Civil Society, Community, Joseph Pearce, Love, Senior Contributors|

Love, as the foundational principle of a loving society, is analogous to the arithmetic which forms the foundations of rocket science. Today, however, we live in a society that does not know the basic laws of love. Our society must once again learn to love, turning its back on pride, or it will destroy itself [...]

“Two Hearts”

By |2021-02-14T14:55:02-06:00February 14th, 2021|Categories: Love, Poetry|

Two hearts beat in two separate breasts, Two separate souls with separate quests, Each to each unseen, unknown. They beat alone. They beat alone. […]

Sensing the Dangers of Romantic Sensibility

By |2021-01-18T12:09:46-06:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: Great Books, Jane Austen, Literature, Love, Paul Krause, Reason, Senior Contributors|

“Sense and Sensibility” is a profound achievement of romantic realism. Jane Austen demonstrates that to surrender oneself to romantic sensibility is the highway to ruin, but that the unity of logos and eros is beautiful and wholesome. Jane Austen, to my mind, was the preeminent romantic realist writer. Born into a modest clerical family, she [...]

“A Single Life”

By |2020-10-23T13:38:24-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: Books, Fiction, Love, Marriage, Religion|

Though written before COVID-19, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the agitated lead-up to the 2020 election, Daniel Goodman’s novel, “A Single Life,” resonates with the pain of increased isolation, racial tension, and alienation as Eli Newman treads the arduous road to romance and struggles with his observant Jewish life. A Single Life, by Daniel [...]

Systemic Pride Is the Problem

By |2020-10-04T20:15:00-05:00October 4th, 2020|Categories: Equality, Ethnicity, Joseph Pearce, Justice, Love, Modernity, Senior Contributors|

The Marxists advocate Pride and don’t believe in loving their neighbors but in destroying their enemies. They insist that without justice, there will be no peace, but they forget that there will be no justice without love. Without love we have nothing but the systemic pride which rules the world with the spirit of “might [...]

American Individualism: Selfish or Selfless?

By |2020-09-20T15:33:36-05:00September 20th, 2020|Categories: American Republic, Christianity, Equality, Love|

The Judeo-Christian heritage of America can be felt in her sociocultural being. Our moral laws were drawn with respect to protecting our rights, and our faith inspires us to be proactive with respect for others. This is where love counts—the ultimate expression of individualism, the greatest act of human free will. One of the perennial [...]

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