Voices
The Rev. Terrance W. Klein is a priest of the Diocese of Dodge City and author of Vanity Faith.
The Good Word
October 26, 2011
Plato was the first to suggest that the good is diffusive It rsquo s in the very nature of the good to expand to pour itself out Why Of course the ancient Greeks could go no farther than to identify the nature of a thing with what it must be what it is continually is The good simply is dif
The Good Word
October 14, 2011
Did I ever tell you about my friend Lynn Leibovitz We met in Florence I had finished two semesters of theological studies in Rome and after a year of listening to Jesuits lecturing in Italian a year I passed either writing aerograms or crying I decided that I could definitely use more Itali
The Good Word
October 05, 2011
Profound insights into human life often come when a novelist offers us a scene that is initially hard to imagine at least until we rsquo ve entered it through the writer rsquo s craft Then it suddenly seems patent and true And when the author is a great one the gospel itself is proclaimed beca
In All Things
September 29, 2011
Here rsquo s how his first biographer Thomas of Celano records the encounter of St Francis of Assisi with the crucifix now famous but then hanging forlorn in the crumbling Umbrian church of San Damiano He write that Francis was walking one day by the church of San Damiano which was aband
The Good Word
September 23, 2011
Charles Sumner was a man of vision The senator from Massachusetts knew that slavery was wrong He devoted his fiery oratory to denouncing the profound evil it represented but Charles Sumner lacked a virtue I would call suppleness What is that It rsquo s a combination of the classical virtues It
The Good Word
September 15, 2011
What will you do when the rapture comes If you aren rsquo t a fundamentalist Christian one who reads the Bible literally you rsquo re probably not preparing to be seized by Christ and taken up into heaven before closing tribulations fall upon the world Of course if the novelist Tom Perotta is
The Good Word
September 07, 2011
If one has been the victim of a profoundly evil act how does one mdash or rather how should one mdash respond By a profoundly evil act I do not mean that one is simply the recipient of some unkindness that chafes but is quickly healed but truly the recipient of a life-altering injustice so
In All Things
September 07, 2011
If one has been the victim of a profoundly evil act how does one mdash or rather how should one mdash respond By a profoundly evil act I do not mean that one is simply the recipient of some unkindness that chafes but is quickly healed but truly the recipient of a life-altering injustice someth
The Good Word
August 31, 2011
The British philosopher Gillian Rose spent her brief life arguing against a basic presumption of modern life one that goes something like this now that almost everyone can be heard and now that we realize how profoundly we disagree about the most important aspects and values in life let rsquo s
In All Things
August 31, 2011
The British philosopher Gillian Rose spent her brief life arguing against a basic presumption of modern life one that goes something like this now that almost everyone can be heard and now that we realize how profoundly we disagree about the most important aspects and values in life let rsquo s