That’s as clever a title as you’ll get today. Here’s the homily:
I LEAVE FOR THREE DAYS AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENS. As you probably know, yesterday my Cathedral was vandalized with a confusing combination of graffiti. I saw the video that Fr Dany, one of my many bosses, sent to one of my many priest group chats, and it definitely hurt to see. This is a holy […]
Continued from about a month ago. Because I’m focusing more on the main images within the Republic rather than the arguments, I’ll spare you the tortuous road whereby Socrates arrives at this conclusion: “Then, it’s appropriate for the rulers, if for anyone at all, to lie for the benefit of the city in cases involving […]
I mean, rejoice. Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed […]
Here’s my sermon from yesterday, during the lectorate and subdeaconate blessing Mass for three of our seminarians.
It’s been three months since I wrote about Book I. At this rate I’ll be through the Republic some time during the Kanye presidency. Here’s what I think is the central image of Book II (if it reminds you of the Ring of Power from Tolkien, don’t be surprised): [Glaucon:] “That even those who practice […]
EDIT: The previous video was incomplete. I think this one is all there. Mark 7:1-23 Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. (For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, do […]