The gift of being brought to our knees and forgiven for our sins

Soul Seeing: To be brought to our knees by our sicknesses, our sin, is a great gift.

Learning to soul-see the hard way

During a cross-country road trip, I stayed in a retreat house with shared bathrooms, and I almost instantly conceived a violent resentment against the person with whom I shared mine.

Book Review

Novel describes one of humankind's most adolescent delusions

By Anne Rice
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95

Ten years ago novelist Anne Rice made a public show of re-converting to Catholicism. Now she is making a public show of repudiating the church. No longer, in all good conscience, can she be anti-gay, anti-secular humanism, anti-life. But as the protagonist observes in the Georges Bernanos novel The Diary of a Country Priest: “Faith is not a thing which one ‘loses,’ we merely cease to shape our lives by it.”