Redefining Joy

4 minutes By Rachel Hamilton, Franciscan University, Available in Spanish Here “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) Believe it or not, joy and happiness are not the same thing. As clever as it was, don’t allow the Pixar film to confuse you, folks. Joy isn’t some emotion that […]

Poland: Where Suffering Meets Hope

9 minutes By Joshua Feibelman, Franciscan University “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy endures for ever!” (Ps 117: 1)  “The cross means there is no shipwreck without hope; there is no dark without dawn; nor storm without haven.” – Pope St. JPII  “Some day, we will know the value of suffering, […]

Which Model of Atonement Is Most Viable Today, and Why?

10 minutes By Bartlomiej Staniszewski In this essay, I will argue that the most viable model of atonement today is what Aulén calls the Latin model, proposed by Saint Anselm, in which atonement (reconciliation between God, humanity, and the world)[1] is achieved by Jesus Christ taking on and satisfying man’s debt towards God.[2] I will argue that […]