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The Emperor Has No Telos

Fr. Chrysostom
“Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.” Tomorrow is the birthday of our beloved emperor Augustus. Here was a man, born on the eve of the Cataline revolt, who after well nigh a century of civil war established peace for the Roman people, who took the long defunct... Read more

Do Not Fear the Human Body

Fr. Charles
“Accompanying him were the twelve and some women.” Jesus, believe it or not, hung with women—and not only good women, but bad women, and, if you can believe Mel Gibson’s casting, even with gorgeous women. Jesus loved women. Jesus loved men. And he loved their bodies also. We live in a time,... Read more

The Gift of Boredom

Fr. John Henry
“But if that servant says to himself, ‘My master is delayed in coming,’ and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk, the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him.” It... Read more

You Got Beat by a Girl

Fr. Chrysostom
Are you brave? Are you strong? It is characteristic of young men your age that they feel the bloom of manhood, and they like pitting themselves against each other in contests of sports, games, academics, whatever. It’s a time of aspiring heroism, which is a good thing, as that tendency now can... Read more

Woe to You, Upperclassmen!

Frater Joachim
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! Woe to you, blind guides!” The Pharisees were the intellectual bullies in the time of our Lord. They were a religious sect of laymen within Judaism who considered themselves above the rest of the Israelite people: Yes, they strictly observed the... Read more