Category: Restoration Reader

Humbly Submitting Yourself to Books

St. Francis de Sales Is the goal of higher education wisdom or efficiency?  Intercollegiate Review’s essay, “What Kindle Readers Should Take from Plato,” encourages  Kindle readers to flex their brain muscles, ignore the text search feature,...

A Dangerous, but Necessary Thing

St. Peter Nolasco “Praying for Humility” on Those Catholic Men, helps us understand the virtue of humility by using the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, Raphael Cardinal Merry del Val’s Litany of Humility, and a prayer...

It is Not Good for Man to Be Alone

St. Raymond of Pennafort Down with the nuclear family!  Dr. Mitchell Kalpakjian argues that “nearness to extended family provides more opportunities for friendships, hospitality, conversation, practical advice, and acts of kindness and charity,” in...

Who Is in It for the Beauty?

St. Agnes What happens when most of civilization forgets that our purpose is to know, love, and serve God?  Everything becomes focused on money, as explained in “Lost Dreams” on Resource Crisis. Pick a...

To Encounter the Transcendent

St. Marius & Comp., St. Canute, King A college student discusses the purpose of the arts from a Catholic point of view and how it is is met in two vastly different films, It’s...

A Cross Borne Simply

St. Paul, First Hermit This short essay on The Catholic Thing explains St. John Vianney’s “spirituality of suffering” in regard to the carrying of his cross. Fight materialism with gratitude using the three steps...

A Whiff of Rosemary

St. Hilary A job as a historic re-enactor in her teenage years inculcated a lifelong love and appreciation of history in Sarah Lohman.  She describes some of her experiences in this intriguing piece for...