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*Image: Holy Family by James B. Janknegt, 2006 [Brilliant Corners Art Farm, Elgin, TX]

By Michael Pakaluk, The Catholic Thing, March 16, 2021

Michael Pakaluk, an Aristotle scholar and Ordinarius of the Pontifical Academy of St. Thomas Aquinas, is a professor in the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America. …

Michael PakalukSomething very characteristic of sons is that, when they like something in their fathers, they say to themselves specifically that they want to do something similar someday.

It happens all the time, in matters large and small.  Once I took my children on the Skyline Drive to see the fall foliage in an old Mercedes station wagon with a sunroof.  At a rest stop, from a scenic overlook, a warm breeze gently blowing, my eldest looked around at the brilliant colors, simply pleased, and exclaimed, “When I grow up, I am going to take my children on the Skyline Drive!”

Just yesterday, my son – a senior in high school – couldn’t start his car.  I said, “Try turning the wheel.”  He turned it, and the car started.  Astounded, he said out loud, “So this is one of those things you know because someone tells you.  When I have a son, and he can’t start his car, I am going to tell him to try turning the wheel.” …