C. S. Lewis

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” (C.S. Lewis) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican, yet many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend [...]

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On Fairy Tales — A rhapsody on themes from G.K. Chesterton & J.R.R. Tolkien

As a Catholic artist and storyteller, what interests me most are those things that help us all to make sense of the world around us. And what most helps us to make sense of the world, and our lives in it, are the stories that have been handed down to us throughout the ages. What are those stories? They are [...]

C.S. LewisC.S. Lewis

Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” (C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican, yet many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. If you liked [...]

Photography © by Randy HainPhotography © by Randy Hain

The Weight of Glory

We can believe we are mere mortals dreaming the dream of immortality, while in fact, we are immortals dreaming the terrible dream of mere mortality. ~ ~ ~ We all know what the weight of glory is, whether or not we have read Lewis’ golden sermon. We know it from the magic words of the poets; or we know it [...]

Creation of Adam (detail) by MichaelangeloCreation of Adam (detail) by Michaelangelo

Identity – What We Do Changes Who We Are

This thing about identity – there’s more here than meets the eye, more here than most psychologists talk about, more here than we can understand, and what I’m going to present is more questions than answers. But I think it’s a profound point, so I’ll say it. This point that our very selfhood is by nature unstable and in question, [...]

"Baptism of Christ" (detail) by Pietro Perugino"Baptism of Christ" (detail) by Pietro Perugino

The Central Argument in Christian Apologetics

The doctrine of Christ’s divinity is the central Christian doctrine, for it is like a skeleton key that opens all the others. Christians have not independently reasoned out and tested each of the teachings of Christ received via Bible and Church, but believe them all on his authority. For if Christ is divine, He can be trusted to be infallible [...]

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts knocking the house about [...]

"Adoration of the Lamb"
by van Eyck"Adoration of the Lamb" by van Eyck

What Difference Does Heaven Make?

Heaven’s Difference If a thing makes no difference, it is a waste of time to think about it. We should begin, then, with the question, “What difference does Heaven make to earth, to now, to our lives?” The answer to the question is only the difference between hope and despair in the end, between two totally different visions of life; [...]