“Love and joy by their very act and existence make a radical ontological affirmation, and yet this affirmation is finally only intelligible if the world is created in the Father’s loving delight for the Son.”
“Everyday joy is at once a claim that the good is ontologically primary with respect to evil and the deed that backs the claim up.”
"Acedia drives man to turn his back on the situation of tribulation, which is that of the Christian living in the world without being of the world."
“The real reality, the ‘natural’ form, of politics reflects the figure of Christ.”
War and International OrderJoseph Capizzi
The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century: A Prolegomenon and OverviewGlenn W. Olsen
Retrieving the Tradition
“Only in virtue of his filial intimacy with the divine Father can Jesus suffer total abandonment by the Father and taste that suffering to the last drop.”