Three Summer Opportunities

These are three phenomenal summer opportunities for which the deadlines to apply/register are quickly approaching. I cannot emphasize how much Acton University and the Hildebrand Seminars, in particular, have been transformative to my personal development and have fundamentally given direction to my life, education, and work. I have also met some of my best andContinue reading “Three Summer Opportunities”

Book: The Personalism of John Paul II

One of my very favourite organizations, the Hildebrand Project, has just released this little book titled The Personalism of John Paul II. I read it today and here’s the brief review I wrote of it on Amazon:

World Book Day

Today is World Book Day, as designated by UNESCO. When John Paul II addressed the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 1980, he said: Education consists in fact in enabling man to become more man, to “be” more and not just to “have” more and consequently, through everything he “has”, everything he “possesses”, toContinue reading “World Book Day”

DNA is not what makes you you.

The results of the moral tests we face are more defining than the genetic tests we take.  Recently, I was in Washington, D.C. No matter how often I visit the States, it always amazes me how obsessed Americans are with race. During a conference I attended, the other millennials spent their lunch hour going aroundContinue reading “DNA is not what makes you you.”

Responsibility as respect for reality

In the third chapter of Dietrich von Hildebrand’s The Art of Living, he discusses responsibility, which was the topic of my MA thesis. “This moral awakedness,” he says, “is also the soul of the fundamental moral attitude that we have called ‘awareness of responsibility.’”

Hildebrand: La révérence

Aujourd’hui, j’ai commercé à lire un livre écrit par un de mes philosophes préférés qui s’appelle Dietrich von Hildebrand. Le livre republié par le Hildebrand Project s’intitule « The Art of Living. » Il y a des chapitres courts et profonds au sujet de la révérence, la fidélité, la responsabilité, la véracité, la bonté, la communion et l’espoir. L’introduction est écrite par Peter Kreeft et deux chapitres sont écrits parContinue reading “Hildebrand: La révérence”

More than Consent: The Ennoblement of Sex

In Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville said, “Everybody feels the evil, but no one has courage or energy enough to seek the cure.” Today Patrick Brown resigned as Ontario PC Leader because of sexual misconduct allegations and federal MP Kent Hehr resigned from cabinet over allegations of sexual harassment.

No, art should not be unintelligible.

Last year, I participated in a winter school offered by Greek Studies on Site called Athens through the Ages. A couple days ago, I read Sohrab’s Ahmari’s book The New Philistines (Provocations): How Identity Politics Disfigures the Arts and this book took me right back to juxtaposed experiences at the Byzantine Museum and the KolonakiContinue reading “No, art should not be unintelligible.”