Elizabeth Scalia on marriage as an Office :

We talk about vocations and “one’s state in life,” but I wonder if we would not better serve both clarity and charity by considering that beyond baptism we are called to an Office. Since all Offices are callings, then all servants are equal within them and each office is lived within the fundamental calling of all baptized people, which is to chastity, first and foremost.

Also today, the June/July issue of First Things has arrived :

In the Opinion section, you’ll find a professor’s provocative reflection on her friendship with both a devout Catholic mother of six and the CEO of the local Planned Parenthood facility, an art historian’s call for reviving true religious art, and a prospective medical student’s surprise at the contrast (and the similarities) between the religious concerns of Georgetown University Medical School and Yeshiva University’s Albert Einstein School of Medicine.