Tagged: Rod Dreher

Opposing Culture, or Opposing an Anti-Culture?

The Benedictine Monastery and the Franciscan Field Hospital Catholics aren’t Countercultural As Catholics, we’re called to resist the “culture of death” and the “throw-away culture.” Does this mean we are countercultural? Are we being called to oppose a culture, or...

Opposing Culture, or Opposing an Anti-Culture?

Rescuing St. Benedict From the Culture Warriors

Two Intertwined Narratives Rod Dreher begins his book The Benedict Option by observing that the “culture war” is over and that the conservatives have lost it. If the war is indeed over, many of the warriors don’t seem to have...

Rescuing St. Benedict From the Culture Warriors

The Plans of St. Thomas

The Gospel reading for the second Sunday of Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday, tells the story of “Doubting Thomas.” I was grateful for the reminder that Saint Thomas was late to the game (so to speak) not just by a day...

The Plans of St. Thomas