What should any person say to this idea and that idea urged on them as right, good, compassionate, progressive, traditional, ‘the verdict of history’?

There are many things that we are perfectly ready to accept – that seem true and clear, wholly free of falsehood and contaminants – and yet, when held to the light….

Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgement — John 7:24

Held to the Light is a blog by the faculty at Augustine College. Our plan, to examine some of the views that people today accept or reject too easily: our hope, to offer occasional clarity. To lend help to readers prompted to examine what they are admitting into themselves before they swallow it.

We hope these pages, via commentary and reviews, suggestions and referrals, might constitute one more valuable resource for people navigating contemporary life and all its shadows.