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A Ditch to Die In: Of Boniface, Battles, and Being Dad

19 Sep

“An ‘adult’ faith is not a faith that
follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty….”
~ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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What Was Mr. Bennet Reading?

7 Jul

“A physical book, like an open newspaper, declares itself to both the owner and the stranger. Its words face the reader, but its title is exposed to the world.”
~ Boris Kachka

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The Three (Physical) Books I’m Reading Next

25 Apr

“The medium is the message.”
~ Marshall McLuhan

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Of Friendship, Faith, and Death

9 Mar

“Despite the strife of the world and their own flaws and failures, friends enjoy a foretaste of the peace and rest we’ll experience fully in heaven.”
~ Archbishop Charles Chaput

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What “Practicing Catholic” Really Means

14 Dec


“First consideration is due to the offspring, which many have the boldness to call the disagreeable burden of matrimony.”
~ Pope Pius XI, Casti Connubii

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Of Bernie, Belloc, and “A Bargain for Frances”

5 Oct


“Being careful is not as much fun as being friends.”
~ Frances

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Me Before You: On Disability, Suicide, and Guts

11 Jun

Mother Teresa of Calcutta accompanies Pope John Paul II as he greets people at the Home For the Dying in Calcutta, India, in 1986. Pope Benedict XVI approved a miracle attributed to Pope John Paul II's intercession, clearing the way for the late pope's beatification on May 1, Divine Mercy Sunday. (CNS photo/Arturo Mari) (Jan. 14, 2011) See JPII-BEATIFICATION Jan. 14, 2011.

True ‘compassion’ leads to sharing another’s pain;
it does not kill the person whose suffering we cannot bear.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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