Some Tips on Reading the Bible, From Augustine

June 8, 2017

This summer, I’m doing some heavy-duty reading.  That’s right, it’s time for comprehensive exams, PhD-style.  So over the next couple of months I’ve got a steady diet of around 1,000 to 1,200 pages a week to keep me on track.  This week, I have been reading mostly about St. Augustine and I thought I might share a few points he makes in his classic treatise, On Christian Doctrine. If you…


Discovery’s Planet Earth, St. Augustine, and the Pro-Life Movement

January 27, 2017

[Editor’s Note: This post is the final article in The Catholic Outpost’s inaugural symposium on “The Dignity of Human Life”.  Click on the following links to check out earlier posts on this topic: Dear Sister, Choosing Life in Abundance, Adopted by Providence, and Remembering a Life Lost]   Recently, I came across a fascinating video from Discovery’s Planet Earth series.  In it are seen absolutely stunning high-quality scenes from the furthest reaches…