According to a Nielsen survey conducted a few years ago, the 5th and 7th biggest beer-drinking holidays in America are Christmas and Easter respectively. That year, Americans consumed 59,393,752 cases of beer at Christmas and 53,458,630 cases on Easter. I find this strange because Christmas and Easter are
About a hundred years ago, the usual jolly G.K. Chesterton can be found lamenting two things that are still a problem today: First, that as a writer, he has to write about Christmas long before Christmas in order for it to be published at Christmas. Second,
About fifteen years ago, I prepared an elective class at Mundelein Seminary which I entitled “The Christology of the Poets and Preachers.” In this course, I endeavored to explore the Catholic tradition’s non-technical, more lyrical manner of presenting the significance of Jesus. I studied the
English actress Helen Mirren has declared that a man’s putting his arm around his girlfriend is sexist – despite the fact that she was photographed with her husband’s arm around her just one day before making this comment. “It annoys me when I see men
After months of tense, high-profile negotiations — centering on resistance to an archdiocesan effort to reinforce Catholic identity at its schools — teachers at four Catholic high schools approved the collective bargaining agreement Church officials negotiated with American Federation of Teachers local 2240.On Aug. 19, union leaders
St. Thomas Aquinas, citing Aristotle, once wrote: “a small error at the outset can lead to great errors in the final conclusions.” What he means is that given the nature of reason, if any one of your premises is mistaken, no matter how trivial it
Joel Osteen, along with Rick Warren and Tim Keller, are the three most influential evangelical leaders at the moment. Rick Warren and Tim Keller are clearly within historic Christianity. Osteen’s gospel, unlike Warren or Keller, seems to be God wants you happy, wealthy and healthy.