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Finished reading: All the Kingdoms of the World by Kevin Vallier 📚

In this critique of anti-liberal ideologies - primarily Catholic integralism - Vallier presents arguments for (history, symmetry) and against (transition, justice).

I love the note on which he ends.

This is what it means to be a liberal: to pursue the ever-present possibility of peace.


Something You Play

Catholicism is not an exercise in saying the same thing over and over and over again. There are changes, every time, in every person encountered, in every situation that demands charity, and being able to notice those changes in what feels like an endless sea of droning repetitive noise requires constant practice and eventual virtuosity. It requires listening. It requires treating music as something you play.

In his usual irreverent, yet spot-on style, Ginocchio uses improv comedy and the music of Philip Glass to make important points about practical theology.