WE DREAM OF PEACE

HUNTINGTON GARDENS

“The logic of power demand[s] that triggers be pulled. It has no room for humanistic concerns and for the reasons of the heart. And how shall one solve this problem? How see that the killing goes on, without inner resistance, without “negative emotional reactions,” without a guilty conscience? How transform a painful experience into a […]

FINDING WORDS FOR TODAY’S COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION

I spend so much time alone, pondering and praying, that I sometimes forget much of the world holds very different views than I do. The other day, for example, while talking to a secular friend, I (very unwisely) burst forth with an impassioned description of an essay I was working on. “It’s about womanhood, and […]

THE NOTION OF FAMILY AT THE CALIFORNIA AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM

NOTION OF FAMILY

What with the recent Nativity of Christ, the Feast of the Holy Family, and the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, “The Notion of Family” at the California African American Museum (CAAM) seems especially timely. The exhibit comprises artworks from the nineteenth through the twenty-first centuries and runs through March 3. If you haven’t visited […]

LIGHTEN UP, ALREADY

BIRTHDAY PARTY

From a piece by Andrew Sullivan from New York Magazine, dated December 7, 2018, entitled “America’s New Religions”: “For many, especially the young, discovering a new meaning in the midst of the fallen world is thrilling. And social-justice ideology does everything a religion should. It offers an account of the whole: that human life and […]