Since the entire world is in flux on a daily basis, here’s a short lecture on some of my favorite elements of a story that’s survived 4 millennia.
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 […]