Category Archives: Essays

Pilgrim: Going Home

“Going Home” in the Advent/Christmas 2011 issue of Pilgrim “When the religious elements are put properly into place, homecoming seems to be a natural addition to Christmas, not a distraction. Some deep element is common to both family and the … Continue reading

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Catholic Lane: Ghost Season

This is the season of ghosts. Halloween has been co-opted as a secular holiday, poised to overtake Christmas in terms of commercial sales, and distorted in many cases into a grotesque and diabolical celebration of the macabre and ugly. While … Continue reading

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First Things: Walker Percy, Bourbon, and the Holy Ghost

Will Barrett, the protagonist of Walker Percy’s novel The Last Gentleman, complains that he cannot figure out “how to live from one minute to the next on a Wednesday afternoon.” Even Christians, with a solid theological and philosophical grounding, can … Continue reading

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Pilgrim: Snake Legs

The latest edition of Pilgrim, with my essay “Snake Legs”: “Something of Agur’s humility is lacking in both the case of the Darwinist critic of a Creator and the strict creationist critic of any kind of evolution. Unlike Agur, both … Continue reading

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Catholic Lane: Justice or Comfort?

“It’s time for conservatives who claim to respect reality and God-given rights to get our principles clear: do we uphold God-given justice, or do we execute innocent lives for comfort?” Read here.

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