“I Belong to Benedict,” “I Belong to Francis.”

In his first Letter to the Corinthians, St. Paul addresses prominent divisions that plagued the Church during his time. He calls out the problem by saying, "there is jealousy and strife among you" (1 Cor 3:3). Many people belonging to the Church at Corinth were splitting into separate groups based on which preacher inspired their [...]

Are You a Glutton?

St. Augustine says something in Book X of Confessions that has always made me somewhat uncomfortable. At the time he's writing, Augustine has long since converted. He is a bishop, renowned theologian, preacher, and saint. In this section of his book, he discusses the temptations that he struggles with daily, and one is particularly interesting: "But [...]