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Every Man a Penny

A crucial observation from writer Michael Cook on the nature of mercy in Pope Francis’ pontificate: A young officer in the Gestapo has been condemned to death by the French Resistance after the Germans have

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What Do You Want?

What do you want? Humility to see Lord. Dr. Alice plumbs the depth of that truthful plea, mirrored through the centuries by the saints, in her interview with an Evangelical Magazine. It is a great

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A Franciscan Relationship with Nazareth

The Franciscans have a unique relationship with Nazareth that is enduring and endearing. They are the guardians of the Church of the Annunciation (in Hebrew: כנסיית הבשורה‎, Arabic: كنيسة البشارة, Greek: Εκκλησία του Ευαγγελισμού της

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A Lent Refresher: So, just what is mortal sin?

“Sin” is a thought or action that is, at root, an offense against God. It’s a violation of the great commandment to love God above all else, and to love your neighbor as yourself. Catholic

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Lenten Almsgiving of a Different Kind

Dear Family,

Because our community relies on Divine Providence, I rarely have to ask our friends for support, but that day has come.

Would you kindly consider a donation to the Knights of the Holy Eucharist as part of your Lenten almsgiving?

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Why the Tau?

The TAU is the sign with which St. Francis of Assisi loved signing his letters and blessings. Indeed, the TAU, the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, is indicated in the Bible as a symbol

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A Race In Which Everyone Can Be A Winner

I found myself re-reading Blessed Pope John Paul II’s homily of October 2000 on the Jubilee of Athletes as the creative and lavish opening ceremony to the Olympic Games in Sochi began. He writes, “Do

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John Adams and the Camino to Independence

Many youth about this time, in the heart of winter, plan their spring and summer adventures. For some it will mean embarking upon the Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostella — the Camino. For those of

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Why Wonder – We Are At War

Fr. Dwight Longenecker in his essay, Understanding the Apocalyptic Vision of Pope Francis gives us a refresher on the battle that has always raged above us. So why should we be surprised that we are

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Never Alone in Suffering

At the Votive Mass of The Precious Blood of Christ at Westminster Cathedral (in September 2010) Pope Benedict XVI spoke movingly about Christ the High priest and His solidarity with all those who suffer. Three

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What is a real man?

Rolling back the clock to Eden and the first sin, we ask ourselves — what is a real man? The answer hinges on everything Adam failed to be and what Christ is — we must

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An Eagle Stricken with an Arrow

The ancient Greek, Aeschylus, (Robert F. Kennedy’s favorite poet) had this to say in one of his tragedies, So in the Libyan fable it is told That once an eagle, stricken with an arrow, Said,

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The War Against True Image

In our age, the noise and bombardment of images can submerge true image, and we can loose focus on authentic beauty and the hand of our God who paints us into a grand story. In

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God’s celestial poetry!

In the recent sci-fi film, Arrival, the story’s premise pivots on language being a gateway to time. Although such films are esoteric and Gnostic, there is something very true about God who gives us his

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They saw a man, and they acknowledged a God!

“If the Magi had come in search of an earthly King, they would have been disconcerted at finding that they had taken the trouble to come such a long way for nothing. Consequently they would

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O Emmanuel

“O Emmanuel, king and lawgiver, desire of the nations, Savior of all people, come and set us free, Lord our God.” Isaiah had prophesied, “The Lord himself will give you this sign: the Virgin shall

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God’s Incarnational Poetry

It is the third week of Advent, a time of joyful expectation, and I find myself thinking about faith and scientific inquiry. Or rather, how God places himself and reaches out to us, wherever we

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My Dear Little Son

“Hear and let it penetrate into your heart, my dear little son: let nothing discourage you, nothing depress you. Let nothing alter your heart or your countenance. Also, do not fear any illness or vexation,

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The Rosary is Our Ladder to Christ

We look up at the Divine Child, because Mother Mary holds him for us to see. With the rosary we can climb to embrace the Little Savior. The rosary is our ladder to Christ.

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Defending Advent to the Very Last Day

Did you hear that? Yes, that. It’s Christmas music (or muzak, depending on your auditory sensibilities) and its being pushed through every shopping, media, and public speaker directed at exciting every dendrite that leads into

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Rorate Mass, a Eucharistic Encounter

An early morning Rorate Mass where plainsong from the Book of Isaiah fills the chuch is truly a Eucharistic encounter. We await the coming of the Messiah made manifest on the altar as in Bethlehem.

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Beauty Will “Not” Save The World

Okay, I think we need to get this right this Advent as we look toward the cultural richness and beauty of Christmas.

Too many writers are publishing articles on the need for a restoration of the sacred by headlining or quoting the passage, “beauty will save the world.” Um… restoration of the sacred, the importance of the language of beauty — all yes! But beauty “will not” save the world. Here is why.

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The O Antiphons

Courtesy of the Fisheaters comes this great refresher on the venerable O Antiphons! The seven “O Antiphons” (also called the “Greater Antiphons” or “Major Antiphons”) are prayers that come from the Breviary’s Vespers during the

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