Sacrifice Makes Us HolySeptember 28, 2023 by Dr. Richard ClementsDr. Richard Clements A sacrifice made for the sake of love makes us holy, makes us more like God, because God is self-sacrificing, self-giving love.Tolkien’s Philosophy of StoriesSeptember 27, 2023 by Dr. Daniel McInernyDr. Daniel McInerny Because of their eucatastrophic endings, fairy-stories do better than any other kind of story in anticipating the Christian story.As I Leave for the Synod on SynodalitySeptember 26, 2023 by Bishop Robert BarronBishop Robert Barron I hope engaging both pastoral and properly theological dimensions of the issue of inclusivity will be a key work of the Synod on Synodality.Synod on Synodality, Part 4: “Addressing Concerns”September 26, 2023 by Dr. Richard DeClueDr. Richard DeClue It is unlikely that Pope Francis would enact a proposal for something that has no precedence in the Church’s tradition.“Down for Love”—Entertaining or Exploitative Reality TV?September 25, 2023 by Mark BradfordMark Bradford The exploitation of persons with disabilities has a long past, from court jesters, to circus performers, to the present.Getting to Know J.R.R. Tolkien: A Short Reading ListSeptember 22, 2023 by Dr. Holly OrdwayDr. Holly Ordway There are many books written about Tolkien, providing the opportunity to gain a fuller understanding of both him as a person and his work.Meet the New Goddess, Same as the Old GoddessSeptember 21, 2023 by Bishop Robert BarronBishop Robert Barron To see what your religious life looks like when you abandon God and turn to the worship of nature, take a good look at this Apple film.Antinatalist Ruminations: A Tale of Two SaturdaysSeptember 21, 2023 by Kody W. CooperKody W. Cooper Despite what childless millennials or antinatalists may say, the world is a richer and more beautiful place with children in it.Faith and Physics: Meet Dr. Stephen BarrSeptember 20, 2023 by Caroline ForemanCaroline Foreman From faith and physics to family, westerns, and chess, meet Dr. Stephen Barr, presenter of "Faith and Physics" in the Word on Fire Institute.Alexi Sargeant Inspires Young Readers with HeroismSeptember 18, 2023 by Haley StewartHaley Stewart Haley Stewart speaks with Alexi Sargeant on his new Spark children's book, "Saintly Creatures," a work inspiring heroism by faith and beauty.