Prayerful silence and the Prince of Peace in our world today

Just as silence enables prayer; noise provokes violence. It should not be surprising that so much of what passes currently for conversation in political discourse and in news reporting has become harsh and incendiary, a reflection of the violence that dominates us in our contemporary world.

Opening the doors to eternity

What does seeing deep into eternity really look like? It involves being able to recognize, to appropriate, and to cherish the eternal and transcendental goods of truth, beauty, and goodness. These three transcendental goods depend upon each other within the envelope of eternity.

Interjecting faith, reason, and human dignity into the immigration landscape

Immigration has become a divisive issue in Texas. But that should not be. As the second largest state with more than 26 million residents, we are a land of immigrants, whether our family immigrated to Texas in 1836 or in 2017.