A Hopeful Philosophy for a Disillusioned Age

In 2011 my wife and I found out we were having twin boys. I was excited to become a father, but there was one thing that troubled me. My relationship with my own parents had been strained by my rejection of their Catholic faith. Whenever I attempted to raise questions or criticisms they were promptly shut down, usually angrily. We eventually reached an uneasy truce by tacitly agreeing not to talk about it anymore. Still, that silence created a distance between us that nothing else could fill, and I worried about whether a similar distance would eventually grow…