Over the next few days I will be very busy, constantly on the run. I don’t expect to be able to get anything of weight up until Tuesday sometime. In the meantime, I offer you a few links to articles I think merit a serious reading. I put the picture of Mt. Meeker at the top of this not because it relates to this article, but I felt moved this morning to contemplate it.
First is an article on Pope Francis by John Allen. I know Allen leans a bit to the progressive side of the equation, but he is a rock-solid reporter and thinker who I much respect. He brings his usual mix of deep insight and careful balance to this article.
Next up is George Weigel, the Catholic thinker who gave us the magnificent biography of St. John Paul the Great.
Finally, a piece from Victor Davis Hanson on the threats that are arising around the world like dandelions in spring. He focuses on the four major threats we are largely fumbling about with, using imagery of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse to drive home his thesis.
I will catch up with you on Tuesday sometime.