It is well that there are palaces of peace And discipline and dreaming and desire, Lest we forget our heritage and cease The Spirit’s work—to hunger and aspire… – C.S. Lewis, “Oxford” Last week, I visited my friend Aurora who studies at Oxford. It was my first visit there and I was delighted that Aurora […]Read more "Oxford, Oratories, and Openness to Reality"
Here’s a short paper I wrote for my class on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics: Throughout his entire pontificate, John Paul II proclaimed, “Be not afraid!” But, speaking to university students in Krakow, he exhorted them to be afraid of two things: thoughtlessness and pusillanimity. Thoughtlessness is fairly commonsensical. Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the relationship between thoughtlessness […]Read more "“Be not afraid!” -except of this…"