“On Doing What Is Required” – Bravery & Europe’s Terror Attacks

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The Victory of David Over Goliath by Sebastiano Ricci“We just did what we had to do. You either run away or fight. We chose to fight and got lucky and didn’t die,”Wow.American National Guardsman Alek Skarlatos offered that understatement following the attempted terrorist attack on a high-speed train from Amsterdam to Paris last week. Skarlatos was traveling with two friends, college student Anthony Sadler and United States Air Force airman Spencer Stone, when they "just did what the … [Read more...]

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“There Is A God, and, I’m Not Him.” – Thoughts On God & Anxiety

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The Gathering of the Manna by James TissotHe was desperate. Clearly.He knew it. And the priest knew it. So the priest approached the anxious college student hunched in a pew in an empty, cavernous church and the dialogue between them went something like this: Father Cavanaugh: [in church] Taking your appeal to a higher authority? Rudy: I'm desperate. If I don't get in next semester, it's over. Notre Dame doesn't accept senior transfers. Father Cavanaugh: Well, you've done a hell of a … [Read more...]

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The Catholicism of Bill Murray’s “St. Vincent”

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 Warning: This piece may contain spoilers for the movie, St. Vincent. He was something out of a Flannery O'Connor novel.Disheveled, semi-drunk and shuffling around a dilapidated Brooklyn house with a broken fence and dirt yard, Vincent "Vince" MacKenna (played by Bill Murray) was no one's idea of a saint. No one's. His regular company included a pregnant Russian prostitute. His familiar haunts were the bar and the racetrack.And his least likely vocation?Saint.And ye … [Read more...]

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All of Chesterton’s Children

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 G.K. Chesterton He had always wanted children.Of course he did.And it only made sense.After all, G.K. Chesterton understood children. I mean really understood them. In the keenest of ways, he intuited them. And why was this? Because Gilbert Keith Chesterton in his singular mirthful and wondrous way never truly grew up. Quite simply, he was a winsome, but implacable boy forever bursting forth from an aging three-hundred pound body. Disheveled, disorganized and del … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood & Joy

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Charity by William Adolphe-Bouguereau-----------------------------------"We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God." - Pope Benedict XVIIt has been a dark season in the news. Very dark.If you haven't been paying attention, perhaps you missed it. But I doubt it.In the last few weeks, several videos have emerged from the self-described Center for Medical Progress in which notable Planned Parenthood … [Read more...]

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What I Saw At My Catholic Friends’ Wedding

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 They were beautiful.Of course they were.Kari, the bride, was dazzling. A good friend and the Director of Community Life for our local parish, Kari could warm you with her winsome smile, her sincere attention and her razor sharp wit. She is one of those extraordinary individuals who can innovate, organize and execute whatever she sets her mind to and yet have an unbelievably good time while doing it.Mike, the groom, was dashing. Upon first meeting Mike, one cannot escape … [Read more...]

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