From my new post at Ethika Politika: “Our society struggles to affirm the truth of even the most basic of realities (our bodies, love, education), partially due to our severe trepidation about embracing objective truth and moral authority. Christians can offer our culture a unique understanding of the relationship between objective truth and authority. Our understanding of this relationship is rich enfleshed in the sacramental life of the Church. As the deacon pointed out, the sacrament of the Eucharist offers a concrete promise of meaning, hope, and truth-not floating around somewhere above this world- but in this world. God unveils his divine Beauty in the messiness of our daily affairs. The rich liturgy and aesthetically compelling worship space-both of which are inspired by the outpouring of divine Love in the Eucharist-are further signs of God’s promise to humanity.”