Prodigal sons and rejected stones

  Eve Tushnet: "The Church should be the place for prodigal sons and rejected stones, at least as much as it’s the place for elder brothers and other respectable types. The early Church promised that those who gave up family or marriage to follow Jesus would find a new family, a new home, with fellow... Continue Reading →

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the Christian marriage proposal is an offer, not a request

Gary Thomas, in his book Sacred Marriage: "Kathleen and Thomas Hart refer to the 'paschal mystery' of marriage - the process of dying and rising as a pattern of life for married people. Each day we must die to our own desires and rise as a servant. Each day we are called to identify with... Continue Reading →

the changing of large social phenomena

Mary Eberstadt, author of "Adam and Eve After the Pill: Paradoxes of the Sexual Revolution", interviewed in The City: "whenever you start saying something is inevitable, some series of facts are going to come along and clobber you. If you think about all the predictions of inevitability: Marxism, communism, claiming that they have inevitable victory... Continue Reading →

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