Addison Del Mastro writes on urbanism and cultural history. He writes daily at Substack.
Politics & SocietyShort Take
When we get behind the wheel, it is easy to see other human beings as mere obstacles. We need to acknowledge that driving can distort the moral sense of Catholics and all good people.
Arts & CultureMusic
You might call it the Walmart of hymnals. It doesn’t drill down into any one category. It doesn’t specialize. But it covers most of the bases that most parishes and parishioners would expect.
Arts & CultureTelevision
‘Father Ted’ poked fun at Catholic Ireland, but only an audience steeped in faith would appreciate it
“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.
Supersized suburban churches may have no choice but to pour acres of asphalt but there are still ways to use that land more productively.
Deep in the ‘Gather’ hymnal is a treasury of distinctly Catholic meaning set to music. We could use a lot of more that.
A nun’s ability to find humor rather than outrage, to remain humble while believing oneself to be in possession of the truth, is something we can use more of in today’s church.