“Ave Crux, Spes Unica. [Hail Cross, our only hope.] The world is in flames. The conflagration can also reach our house. But high above all the flames towers the cross. They cannot consume it. It is the path from earth to heaven. It will lift one who embraces it in faith and hope.” – St. Edith SteinRead more "The Way of Suffering Nations "
Recently my professor, Father Andrzej Szostek, delivered a lecture on Karol Wojtyła/John Paul II’s personal, philosophical, papal, and political resistance to communism.Read more "Student of John Paul II speaks on the pope’s resistance to communism"
The new semester is off to an excellent start. On Mondays, we have a three-hour class called Main Problems and Methods of Philosophy. The class is divided into three sections: First we are quizzed on the assigned reading with a question or two to which we give short responses to demonstrate what we understand and […]Read more "My first week of classes this semester in Poland"
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…"