Lord of the Rings, Sacraments, Talks

Middle-earth and the Seven Sacraments: Tolkien’s Catholic Vision (Session 1)

This is the first session in a five-part formation series titled: “Middle-earth and the Seven Sacraments.” In this first session, I’d like to address the elephant in the room: Why would I choose the Lord of the Rings as a tool for teaching about the Sacraments of the Catholic faith? Why not just use the Catechism? Is that not good…

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Easter, Resurrection

Dangling Impossibly: Christian Witness and Fallingwater

Readings for Tuesday of the Second Week of Easter Last week, I had the chance to visit one of the most incredible pieces of architecture ever built — Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, “Fallingwater.”  Now Fallingwater is a house that dangles out over a gorgeous waterfall, clinging onto the side of a steep hill, surrounded by thick trees and massive boulders.…

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