On one Ash Wednesday over the last few years, I noticed a fellow Catholic was preparing to eat meat, and asked him if he realized it was Ash Wednesday; this Catholic then – rightly – did away with his plans to eat this meat. Someone nearby then suggested that abstaining from meat was silly, by … More A Response to an Objection to Obeying the Lenten Law of Abstinence
The act of speaking, as a human act, is a complex thing. It involves activity on the side of the intellect and on the side of the will, as well as an interplay between the two. In this post, however, I wish to focus on what I take to be two key moments of the … More The Act of Speaking: An Act of Love?