SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Ken Craycraft

May 20, 2022
Ken Craycraft contemplates getting older through the insightful lyrics of Bob Dylan
May 09, 2022
Ken Craycraft looks at how the Catholic Church can take advantage of a reversal of Roe v Wade to help women and families
April 25, 2022
Recently I was asked to give a lecture on the topic, “Freedom to Serve the Common Good: Faith in the Public Square and Public Office.” The best I could do was to explain why this is a difficult—if not impossible—task in the contemporary American political context. This is because the regnant definition of “freedom” precludes
April 08, 2022
Holy Week reminds us to order our lives toward God and away from ourselves.
March 24, 2022
In the emphasis on family and community life, in contrast to the world of American commercial justice, the film contains a lesson about the virtue of real friendship.
March 09, 2022
The task of living authentic moral lives is to develop the moral virtues that allow us to maintain agency.
February 22, 2022
For Lenten reflection and discipline, Lutheran theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer is among the finest
February 08, 2022
Through brilliant writing and impeccable comic timing, Ted Lasso resonates with profoundly Catholic themes
January 20, 2022
During the weekend of 21-23 January, defenders of unborn human life will make their annual trek to Washington D.C. to express their opposition to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that struck down States’ laws restricting or reasonably regulating abortion. Unlike the prior 47 years, however, this year’s National March for Life will
January 03, 2022
As Christians we should order our lives according to the liturgical calendar not the secular one
December 16, 2021
The Virgin understood that only by giving herself was she truly herself
December 02, 2021
Remorse, repentance and resolution.
May 03, 2022
The abortion wars in the US are not over, the battle lines have merely been redrawn
April 29, 2022
But the oppressed are doing an act of charity if they can persuade whoever is attacking them to see the error of his ways
March 30, 2022
By submitting to the authority of the Cross, we equip ourselves to give to others
March 01, 2022
These novels by Catholic writers can help us navigate our own spiritual drama
January 27, 2022
It’s a time to reflect on our own moral failure in matters of racial relationships
December 26, 2021
How the latest Supreme Court argument could shape future rulings
November 30, 2021
Why we should always believe in the mystery of Christmas
October 30, 2021
Pope Francis failed to show any pastoral responsibility at his meeting with the US President
October 22, 2021
As the two-year Synod on Synodality gets under way, its vague objectives 
cast a shadow over a Church striving for universality
August 26, 2021
The wisdom of Evelyn Waugh provides theological sustenance in these fractious times
May 04, 2021
Like the sabbath, the economy is at the service of the human person, not vice versa. Thus, the measure of a moral economy is the development of the full human person.
March 30, 2021
Pilate came to flex imperial muscle. With a little shock and awe, he came to Jerusalem to remind the Jews that their primary identification was as Roman subjects.
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