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My Finest Hour in New York

24 May

“Let me see new ones every day! let me hold new ones by the hand every day! Give me such shows! give me the streets of Manhattan!”
~ Walt Whitman

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Easter Meditation on a Suicide Averted

17 Apr

“The movies are onto the search, but they screw it up. The search always ends in despair.”
~ Walker Percy

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Of Humor, Homicide, and Julian the Hospitaller

13 Feb

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“The maximum amount of seriousness admits the maximum amount of comedy. Only if we are secure in our beliefs can we see the comical side of the universe.”
~ Flannery O’Connor

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Of Interrupted Rosaries and Guardian Angels

28 Sep

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“Invoke your Guardian Angel that he illuminate you and will guide you. God has given him to you for this reason. Therefore use him!”
~ St. Padre Pio

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Small “t” Tradition & the Peace Prayer of St. Francis

8 Aug

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“These are the particular forms,
adapted to different places and times,
in which the great Tradition is expressed” (CCC 83).

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Custody of the Holy Land

6 May

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“Alongside the history of salvation
there exists a geography of salvation.”
~ Pope Paul VI

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What Goes Around Comes Around: St. Oswald (d. 992)

29 Feb

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“This coming together of all being in Christ, the centre of time and space, gradually takes place in history, as the obstacles, the resistance of sin and the Evil One, are overcome.”
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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