Faith Rising in East, Setting in West?
Eric Metaxas, Breakpoint

The Christian sun is rising in the east. Eastern Europe, that is. And the Western media just doesn’t get it.

Top brass say they’re not aware of bias against military chaplains
Adelle M. Banks, Religion News Service

Lawmakers peppered Pentagon officials on Wednesday (Jan. 29) about claims that military chaplains have faced discrimination for their beliefs, and time and again, chaplains and personnel officials said they were unaware of any bias.

Near St. Peter’s, an ancient burial site opens to the public
Eric J. Lyman, Religion News Service

The Roman Necropolis of the Via Triumphalis illustrates changing burial traditions and the city’s evolution from a pagan capital into its earliest days as a Christian city. Overseers say it is likely a small handful of those buried — no more than 50 of the 1,000 graves — may have belonged to early Christians.

Aristotle, Tolkien, and Why You Should Watch the Super Bowl
James V. Schall, SJ, Intercollegiate Review

We might easily, particularly in light of professional athletics, think of sports as mostly a business, in which case it would be un-leisurely. At first, play or sport seems to be mostly recreation, an escape, a relaxation. But there seems to be something more to it than merely having a relation to work.