A Phoenix

The resurgence of locally-sourced food and local farmers’ markets betrays a world that aches to reconnect with the land and a more wholesome way of life. Sadly, our oppressively disordered modern culture fails to see the root of the problem, which is pointed out by The Thinking Housewife in Eat Local: “Organic produce needs organic families.”

Speaking of things which are sorely needed, Those Catholic Men has an excellent post which will encourage you to Set Your Sights on Great Things: Pray for Humility. Dr. Jared Staudt explains the virtue of humility through the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, and by comparing “The Litany of Humility” of Cardinal Rafael Merry del Val y de Zulueta with corresponding Scripture passages. It is an excellent exercise for self-examination.

We top off the week with Reason & Imagination by Martin Cothran over at Memoria Press, an article evaluating the timely and refreshing genius of G. K. Chesterton. “Chesterton reminds us, not only that Christianity is the true revolution, but that, unique among the systems of belief that populate the history of the world, Christianity has the power to effect its own renewal: ‘Christianity has died many times and risen again,’ he said, ‘for it had a god who knew the way out of the grave.’” An appreciated reminder during this eclipse of Holy Mother Church.

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