Humility is truth: Hildebrand on veracity

This evening I read Hildebrand’s brief chapter on veracity in The Art of Living. Just this very day, a colleague of mine quoted the expression “Humility is truth” and we discussed it a bit. Hildebrand has an excellent description of its meaning: The truthful person does not seek compensation for his inferiority complexes. The kinshipContinue reading “Humility is truth: Hildebrand on veracity”

Jordan Peterson: “You must change what you are after more profoundly.”

Rule #4 in Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos is: Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. He begins with a dozen or so examples to illustrate, “No matter how good you are at something, or how you rank your accomplishments, there is someoneContinue reading “Jordan Peterson: “You must change what you are after more profoundly.””

On the anniversary the Virgin Mary Appeared to a Jewish Atheist who became a Catholic priest

Today marks the anniversary of the fascinating conversion of Alphonse Ratisbonne that occurred on Thursday, January 20, 1842. I have been learning his story gradually, throughout my travels to Rome and Jerusalem.

Reading: “I Want You to Be”

One of my favourite spiritual writers and the recipient of the 2014 Templeton Prize is Czech priest and philosopher Tomáš Halík. His previous books have such evocative titles as: Patience with God: The Story of Zacchaeus Continuing In Us and Night of the Confessor: Christian Faith in an Age of Uncertainty.

A Protestant and a Catholic discuss 465-year-old relic of St. Francis Xavier’s Arm

I arrived to Toronto to visit my Protestant friend for the week. She greeted me wishing me a happy new year and asking how I’d spent it. “Well,” I explained, “At the conference from which I just came, we venerated a relic of St. Francis Xavier’s right arm, the arm with which he baptized 100,000Continue reading “A Protestant and a Catholic discuss 465-year-old relic of St. Francis Xavier’s Arm”