My awesome friend, David Deavel, has been writing like a mad man (look at that sartorial color scheme for proof!). Here are the results of his scary brilliance. Enjoy!
First, a couple of Q & A columns for the Catholic Servant: one on the “usefulness” of the elderly in the life of the Church and one on the 5 precepts of the Catholic Church (attached).
Second, the summer and fall prefaces to Logos: the summer a biographical sketch of the late Don Briel, founder of Catholic Studies (https://www.stthomas.edu/media/catholicstudies/center/logosjournal/archives/2018vol/21.3Preface.pdf) and the fall concerning Thomists and the environment, in which I look closely at my colleague Chris Thompson’s new book, The Joyful Mystery: Field Notes Toward a Green Thomism.
Third, a column in Gilbert magazine wherein I sketch the life and work of the now forgotten celebrity man of letters William Lyon Phelps (attached).
Fourth, my recently published lecture on Blessed Newman’s Feast Day wherein I talk about a Newmanian way to approach crisis in the Church. https://www.catholicworldreport.com/2018/10/17/a-true-antagonist-for-a-broken-world-faith-in-a-secular-age/
Finally, if you prefer going to sleep to the sound of my voice rather than the sight of my prose, here’s the podcast of my latest guest appearance on Indianapolis Catholic Radio’s Catholic Cave show—“The Future of Christendom,” where I talk about my article and the situation of the Church today. https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-24rhm-9cbbdd