It’s a great loss when we train ourselves to stop receiving beauty

I can learn to decipher what their calls might mean, but it would be a great loss, a bizarre and ungrateful act, to deliberately train myself to stop hearing their music as music.

Read the rest of my latest for The Catholic Weekly.

At the Register: We All Need Re-Creation

With my bare hands, I tell you!

At least some of our leisure time should be spent in recreation — literally.

And I need to re-read Leisure, the Basis of Culture by Josef  Pieper. I remember it being great, but I didn’t remember enough to dare to make a reference to it in theRegister post!