- Mar 28, 2020
The coronavirus phenomenon – not the disease, but the social and cultural dynamics surrounding it – has upended normal routines, generating unexpected and, occasionally, surreal new experiences.
Two unlikely companions are helped by a 600-mile walking pilgrimage across the Camino in France and Spain.
Ross Douthat and Austen Ivereigh took part in a remarkable event Wednesday night hosted by the University of Dallas, and it was a great lesson in how disagreement doesn’t have to mean division.
After a year of physical training and figuring out the logistics of making the trip with a wheelchair and a small film crew, Patrick Gray and Justin Skeesuck set set out to make the popular Christian pilgrimage, the Camino de Santiago. The documentary, titled “I’ll Push You,” will screen one night only on Thursday (Nov. 2) in theaters across the country.
Redemptorist Father Gary Lauenstein in his book “The Heart of Holiness” says that friendship is an experience universally available, and thus a reminder that becoming holy too is a grace universally available.
The dominant trend in American sociology over the last few decades has been that Americans increasingly work, live, recreate, and even worship only with people who think like themselves. Can the Catholic church play a role in rebuilding zones of friendship across the tribal lines?