A Prince for Every Princess?

From First Thoughts

“It is possible to hold onto a desire of our heart without succumbing to bitterness or a fretful anxiety about the future, but to be content here and now.”Gayle spoke with Jennifer Marshall about the challenges of being single in the twenty-first century.  Jennifer is the director . . . . Continue Reading »

Spoon in the Blender

From First Thoughts

“I had hunted down this specialist like a crazed groupie and had really badgered his office for just about a year to convince him to come out and consult with Max and consult for us.  I thought he was really going to give me that key — that one piece of advice and help that was going . . . . Continue Reading »

Priest Squares Off with Atheists

From First Thoughts

“The question isn’t so much whether it’s possible to be morally good without religion.  It’s like saying is it possible to dig a hole with a teaspoon.  Sure, but wouldn’t you rather do it with a backhoe?”Gayle spoke with Father Thomas Williams LC about . . . . Continue Reading »

Tweeting the Inner Ring

From First Thoughts

The desire to be a part of the “inner ring” and the “terror of being left outside” is a chief motivation underlying many human behaviors.  C.S. Lewis highlighted the dangers in our “longing to enter” as well as “our anguish when we are excluded and the . . . . Continue Reading »

Russell Shaw Discusses Writing the Way

From First Thoughts

“I guess all of us live a double life in a sense or at least we are tempted in that direction.  We split our lives in two between the religious part and the everday part.  Escriva’s message is that it is all meant to hang together as a life lived in the service of God and other . . . . Continue Reading »