Culture and the Sacred

This evening, I’ve been reading some sections from Cardinal Sarah’s latest book The Day is Now Far Spent in which he addresses many contemporary issues. In a chapter on “Europe’s Crisis”, Cardinal Sarah discusses how a multicultural society can only flourish if there actually is a culture. And, as Josef Pieper explains so well inContinue reading “Culture and the Sacred”

On Irony

Today I started reading a book of cultural commentary that came recommended to me from a wise and literary friend. The book was written in 1999 by Jedidiah Purdy who was in his mid-twenties when he wrote it. The book is titled For Common Things: Irony, Trust, and Commitment in America Today.

Our education in leisure

“We have come to accept compulsory military service in peacetime for the sake of national security. Am I too bold in suggesting the idea of compulsory adult education in leisure time for the sake of spiritual security?” — Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel How do you spend your leisure? I love this question.