Tag: Richard John Neuhaus

The I-Thou and Freudian Faith: A Reflection for Mother’s Day

In therapy there is an understanding that when a therapeutic relationship has been established, the client will likely experience transference during which the therapist unconsciously emotionally represents some other individual in the client’s life. The therapist can use this occasion to teach healthy interpersonal dynamics, such as how to express

The subverted art of Oregon Catholic Press, Holy Week edition

You may recognize this little artistic abomination. But have you seen Holy Week? To put it gently, I find this cover art repugnant. There are several reasons. 1. Art that depicts our Lord ought to have a certain sanctity about it. Artistically, this is more like an animated cartoon on

Reflections on Death on a Friday Afternoon, Chapter 2: Judge Not

Below are two reflections from Richard John Neuhaus’s book, Death on a Friday Afternoon: Meditations on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross, Chapter 2: Judge Not. To read my reflections from Chapter 1, please click here. An Approach to Faith As a 8th grader, attending daily mass, I

Death on a Friday Afternoon, 1: Coming to our Senses

For Lent, we are reading Death on a Friday Afternoon by Richard John Neuhaus. In Chapter 1, Coming to our Senses, Neuhaus reflects on the first word from the cross: “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do.” The reflection is vast and deep as it sweeps across

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