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Of Driving Lessons, Fatherhood, and the Moral Life

29 Jan

“Conversion to Christ does not
automatically make us virtuous.”
~ Frank Sheed

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Those Empty Pews: Thoughts on Mass Attendance

14 Jan


“We always offer the same Lamb, not one today and another tomorrow, but always the same one. For this reason the sacrifice is always only one.”
~ St. John Chrysostom

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The Gift of Listening

21 Dec

“What’s the trouble, sweetheart?”

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The Monkey on My Back: A Chronic Illness Tutorial

16 Nov

“To the extent that Christ’s suffering becomes my suffering, my suffering becomes a prayer.”
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Of Courage, Humanae Vitae, and the Martyrdom of Speaking Up

28 Oct

“Above all the Gospel must be proclaimed by witness.”
~ Pope St. Paul VI

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Holy Hubbub: Lessons from Squabbling Saints

6 Oct

To live above with the Saints we love,
Ah, that is the purest glory.
To live below with the Saints we know,
Ah, that is another story!
~ Irish toast

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Of Bad Hearts, Broken Hearts, and Holy Hearts

1 Sep

“The greatest challenge of the day is how to bring about a revolution of the heart.”
~ Dorothy Day

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