Want to read an “example of theology prayerfully undertaken in service of the Church’s proclamation of the Word made flesh”? Then check out the reflections on the incarnation by Saints Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus, posted by the blog Catholicity and Covenant.
Peter David Gross, in an essay in Scriptorium Daily, contrasts our resolutions for the New Year with the spiritual renewal brought by Christ, especially through the waters of baptism.
Pope Benedict XVI has created an ordinariate in America for ex-Anglicans — which means that there is now an official organization that helps disenchanted Episcopalians or Anglicans become Catholic.
David Brooks, in The New York Times, profiles the decision of Orthodox blogger Rod Dreher to move back to Louisiana from Philadelphia in order to tap into traditional, communitarian values of the small town. Those who have followed Dreher’s spiritual journey know he converted from Catholicism to Orthodoxy during the worst of the Catholic sex abuse crisis only to discover that the Orthodox church has its own skeletons in the closet. His move to a tight-knit, traditional community might be representative of what many people are feeling today — the need for close relationships in the places where we live.