It’s Still A Hard Saying

In the sixth chapter of St. John's Gospel, Jesus’ hearers react to his teaching on the Eucharist with the following words: “This saying is hard, and who can hear it?” (John 6:60) Remember that those murmurers were among his own disciples, not just members of the crowd. Eventually, they depart: “After this many of his … Continue reading It’s Still A Hard Saying

The valuelessness of our values

Over at Public Discourse, a two-part series on the influence of John Rawls' political philosophy has just wrapped up, penned by Randall Smith. A pertinent excerpt from part two: When all comprehensive doctrines are bracketed out of political discourse, what is left tends to be scandalous, sensational, and empty. When interlocutors can no longer appeal to … Continue reading The valuelessness of our values