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In Paradisum

Yesterday was the funeral of my grandmother. The whole occasion was very beautiful and moving. There was such love and gratitude towards her. A great many people were at the funeral whom I had not seen in years, or whom I only knew from stories. 202 more words

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Marie Theresa Waldstein, 1930-2017

In my father’s house there are many rooms. Were there not, I would have said to you that I was going to make ready a place for you.

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In Sinu Jesu

A few weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a book by an anonymous Benedictine monk which had just been published: In Sinu Jesu… 1,317 more words

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Midnight Mass 2016 in Heiligenkreuz

A merry Christmas to all my readers. The video embeded above shows Midnight Mass in Heiligenkreuz, which I missed this year because I have got the flu.

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Dubia and Initiating Processes

I am very grateful to the four cardinals who submitted dubia about the interpretation of Amoris Laetitia to the Holy Father. With humility and reverence before the Vicar of Christ, and “supreme teacher of the faith,” they ask him to answer some specific questions about how  3,307 more words

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Freedom and the Philosophy of Nature

In my recent lecture on freedom I claimed that the true father of the modern conception of freedom is not one of the great political thinkers such as Hobbes or Locke or Rousseau, but rather the father of modern philosophy in general: Descartes. 744 more words

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