July 2017

TOUCHPOINT July 2017 Myth and History In his late 20s, C. S. Lewis began talking to J. R. R. Tolkein about faith. Lewis was an atheist, Tolkien a Catholic. Lewis loved mythology, especially Norse mythology, with its great stories of Thor, Baldur and Loki. Tolkein also...

June 2017

TOUCHPOINT June 2017 Science and Catholicism, Again? I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of trying to explain why science and Catholicism are not opposed. Scientists study the world God created, right? The same God sent Jesus. If there is conflict, it is...

May 2017

TOUCHPOINT May 2017 Against the Wind Sociologist Wade Clark Roof writes, “It’s hard to dismiss the fact that the religious stance today is more internal than external, more individual than institutional, more experiential than cerebral, more private than...
Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

Elie Wiesel (1928-2016)

In 1959, when I was still in high school, I read Night, by Elie Wiesel. After finishing the book, I remember thinking to myself, “how could anyone get through all that he did and still have any hope?” In an effort to understand the answer, I read many more of his...