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  • Greed, Sloth, and Welfare

    Greed, Sloth, and Welfare

    Welfare is a common controversial topic in the modern age. It’s noble to sympathize with the downtrodden, to accommodate those who cannot provide for themselves. Charity is a universally loved virtue for good reason: a voluntary act of benevolence warrants merit. Mandated charity (in this case, welfare), on the other hand, tends to discomfort the…

  • Cross-Generational Relationships

    Cross-Generational Relationships

    So Elijah went from there and found Elisha son of Shaphat. He was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen, and he himself was driving the twelfth pair. Elijah went up to him and threw his cloak around him. Elisha then left his oxen and ran after Elijah. “Let me kiss my father and mother goodbye,”…

  • Unity: God or the Church?

    Unity: God or the Church?

    Unity in the church is a very important notion, especially now. It’s the champion concept of nondenominational churches, and particularly applicable to the fragmented sects of Protestantism. Even so, I consider it one of the most misused and abused concepts in the faith. I’d like to bring one case in point to the forefront. I…

  • Roe v. Wade Overturned

    Roe v. Wade Overturned

    Hello, our dear readers, As you are aware, the court decision enshrining abortion as a right on a federal level, Roe v. Wade, was overturned on June 24 last week. As you might guess, we at Morning Walk are ecstatic. We have organized five trips to Marches for Life in Washington D.C., Chicago, and San…

  • The Majesty of Evensong

    The Majesty of Evensong

    Over the past couple weeks, I toured Great Britain. There were a few wonders there, though I might say that there were few so universal yet so outstanding as the churches there: massive architectural wonders, even in the small towns. As someone who once attended church in a synagogue, I valued highly the Christian imagery…

  • Usury in the Modern World

    Usury in the Modern World

    This is the final part of a three-part series in which I speak about ethical investing from a Catholic perspective (though there is a debate!) This series was prompted by an interview of Jacob Imam with Pints With Aquinas. In my first article, I addressed the question of ethical investing and how the USCCB has…

  • Five Tips for Handling Agnostics

    Five Tips for Handling Agnostics

    Tonight was tiring. I was reviewing James 3 with my bible study. We had moved into the lounge of the host church’s foyer, which someone had already occupied. I wanted to discuss how James’s critique of the tongue was contextualized with a preface on teachers, and how his analogies for the tongue controlling the body…

  • Obligation to Invest

    Obligation to Invest

    This is the second part of a three-part series in which I wish to speak about ethical investing from a Catholic perspective (though there is a debate!) This series was prompted by an interview of Jacob Imam by Pints With Aquinas. In my first article, I  addressed the question of ethical investing and how the…

  • A Response to Jacob Imam

    A Response to Jacob Imam

    This article series will be a three-part series in which I wish to speak about ethical investing from a Catholic perspective (though there is a debate!) This series was prompted by an interview that Jacob Imam had with Pints with Aquinas. In this article, I will address the question of ethical investing and how the…

  • God Is Real: Surrender with a “Yes!”

    God Is Real: Surrender with a “Yes!”

    When Sally was in elementary school, she was sharing God with her fellow students. Her teacher scoffed and walked up to her. “God doesn’t exist!” Sally responded patiently, “Oh yeah? Prove it!” The flustered teacher said, “There’s never been any evidence of God, so He can’t exist!” Sally remembered what her parents had told her.…