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:

Not Dissidents

Today I was re-reading Vaclav Havel’s essay “The Power of the Powerless.” One of the things that strikes me most about this piece is Havel’s resistance at being labelled a dissident. This is particularly interesting given that, in an effort to acclaim him, he was called a dissident throughout much of his life and nowContinue reading “Not Dissidents”

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”

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.” 

Victims want “the truth” not “their truth” to prevail

You might be surprised to know that I think Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes actually served to reaffirm the importance of objective truth. In this post published by the Hildebrand Project, I discuss how the story of Recy Taylor reminds us that truth does not depend on recollection, but on reality. To readContinue reading “Victims want “the truth” not “their truth” to prevail”