Defending My Joy

Grand Canyon Sunrise: A "God-shaped hole" filled with light. (flickr dieter weinett) It is good to see Santiago Ramos here. He is a great Catholic voice who is attentive to, and respectful of, the prevailing culture — which, like it or not, is our culture, too; the culture we are Catholics in. That solidarity is what I liked about the article Ramos wrote in the Catholic Key, “In Defe... More

Defending Kurt Cobain’s Sadness

EDITOR’S NOTE: We hope you enjoy this guest article from Santiago Ramos. Responding to my recent article, “In Defense of Kurt Cobain’s Sadness,” Tom Hoopes argues that I am wrong to resist any easy explanation of what made Kurt sad. Instead, he writes: I don’t want to commit the cardinal sin of Catholic commentary and decide right away that “of course Kurt Cobain was unhappy. He ha... More
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Kurt Cobain’s Sadness

Kurt Cobain by Vahl (wiki commons) This September’s 20th anniversary of the album Nevermind by Nirvana was anticipated in a very unlikely place: a diocesan newspaper. It’s a little more understandable when you realize it was The Catholic Key, the excellent newspaper of the diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. Santiago Ramos wrote the piece, which gave me high hopes for it. The piece is calle... More

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