Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Wonder Doubled: Two Gathered Together – The Force Awakens

We have a new post up at the USCCB website For Your Marriage.

We are friends with a husband and wife who would not be offended if we described him as a Star Wars geek.  Let’s call them Socrates and Sophia.  Socrates has populated his basement recreation room with more – let’s call them “collectible action figures,” so as not to arouse the ire of geekdom – than there are people in some small cities!  He has seen and brilliantly analyzed every episode in the series multiple times.  Socrates holds a Masters Degree in philosophy and shares his cultural knowledge and Catholic faith with his fortunate students.  Sophia and Socrates aren’t just sci-fi geeks, they are Catholic geeks as well.  They don’t stop at investing in a cultural touchstone, they are also committed to the rock upon which Christ built his church.  They even go to the extreme of praying together – every day!  We’ve heard of Catholic married couples doing this, but we have never before seen an example of it in the wild.

You can read the whole article here.



  1. Socrates & Sophia are appreciative of your kind words, and even more so of your ever faithful example :-)

  2. This post touches on so very many good things! Sure I'm a geek, but I love that the Catholic Church has so much "geekery" available to us. It does truly make the extraordinary ordinary, and lifts the ordinary to the extraordinary.