Author: Nathan Turowsky

Theological Flights of Fancy

The work of theology, in addition to looking over what we know and what we can extrapolate from divine revelation or from the observable world around us, also inherently involves a certain amount of speculation. Sometimes our theological speculation involves...

Theological Flights of Fancy

Thomas and the Super-Thomists

Looking over the websites of Newman Guide-approved Catholic liberal arts colleges that a younger friend of mine was weighing going to a few years back, I noticed a pattern. While this pattern was stronger at some colleges than at others,...

Thomas and the Super-Thomists

Opening the Sense Gates with the Liturgy

The Mahayana Buddhist scripture Vimalakirti Nirdesa, also known as the Vimalakirti Sutra, contains one of the most radical ascetic statements in any religion’s canonical texts. The main figure of the text, Vimalakirti, is feigning illness so that he can preach...

Opening the Sense Gates with the Liturgy

Remorse, Repatriation, Restitution

We live in an apology-averse, perhaps even a remorse-averse age. Even churchmen, when accused of severe wrongdoing, are as likely to spin, deny, or counteraccuse as they are to express repentance or seek atonement. That being the case, it is...

Remorse, Repatriation, Restitution

The Trads and the Tyrant

Note: This essay will discuss the political takes of figures to whom I don’t particularly want to direct web traffic. Google “[figure’s name] putin” and most of it will come up. Conservative Catholicism has a long history of receptivity to...

The Trads and the Tyrant