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 …

An Unseen Connection

What are the defining sins of American culture? What lies at the heart of our moral degradation? To me anyway, it seems quite obvious. The most horrific, twisted, and shockingly common sin in America is the sin of abortion. We rarely think about it. Like a parasite, it numbs the entryway so we don't even …