Crisis offers this excellent piece on discerning a religious vocation. It is an answer to critics of an earlier article, and the author, Br. Justin Hannegan, carefully explains his rebuttals with quotes from St. Thomas Aquinas.
Are sports and play more like contemplation than business? Aristotle believed this to be so. Both contemplation and sports take us out of ourselves and help us admire what is good, according to this Intercollegiate Review essay, an excerpt from On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs by James V. Schall, S.J., which features an especially interesting quote from J.R.R. Tolkien.
This two-paragraph piece by Nobility, "Rule of Honor vs. Rule of Money," makes plain why we suffer so many financial crises and why there is no end in sight.