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”

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”

How telling people what you do for a living affects your personality

The newly republished book by Dietrich von Hildebrand, The Art of Living, includes two beautiful essays by his widow, Alice, on the topics of communion and hope. The chapter on communion is marvellous and incisive. She begins by discussing the various crises of communion in our contemporary society. There are different types of solitude. SometimesContinue reading “How telling people what you do for a living affects your personality”

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”

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.’”

Faithfulness: mastering every moment from the depth

This evening I read the second chapter in Dietrich von Hildebrand’s The Art of Living. The topic of this chapter is faithfulness, which Hildebrand describes in its large sense as “the continuity that first gives to a man’s life its inner consistency, its inner unity.” 

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.

The Solemnity of Assertion

There are so many things wrong with Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Government adding the requirement for employers to check an “attestation” in support of abortion as a criterion for applying for the Canada Summer Jobs grant funds offered by the federal government.