Stormfields

Faith as Struggle and Mother Mary as Comfort

Three years later, this essay rings just as true.  Still struggling, still relying. . . Of those I admired most—that is, the Catholics who bore witness to all of the love and best of Christianity—they each held a… Read More

Ten Guidelines for Studying Catholic Theology

“By Grace Alone” Ten Truths of Roman Catholic Theological Study Theology is often the study of what we do not know. In theology, it is easier to disprove than to prove.  Therefore, we begin by studying what we… Read More

Golgotha: The Meaning of the Journey

My children, when you were little, we used sometimes to go for walks in our pine woods.  In the open fields, you would run along by yourselves.  But you used instinctively to give me your hands as we… Read More

Further thoughts on the Massacre of Japanese Civilians, August 1945

Thanks to Winston Elliott III for reposting my three-year old piece on American crimes against Japanese civilians.  I must admit, I never cease to wonder at the responses that come as a defense of U.S. actions.  The only… Read More