All of Chesterton’s Children

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 delayed, the unflappable Chesterton co … [Read more...]

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Planned Parenthood & Joy

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

 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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The Most Disturbing Meeting Imaginable

"We must always tell what we see. Above all, and this is more difficult, we must always see what we see."  - Charles PeguyThe other day I read about a meeting.And it disturbed me.From its inception, the meeting seemed enlightened enough. Charismatic, well-coiffed people with lofty titles sat across from one another in an orderly, but engaging fashion. Against the backdrop of cutlery clinking against fine dinnerware, smiles were flashed. Humor was exchanged. Fine wine was poured. It w … [Read more...]

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What Amazes God

The other day I was in Mass when I heard it. The priest happened to be proclaiming the Gospel of Mark when the words struck me like a thunderbolt,"[Christ] was amazed..."Now, before I elaborate on what amazed Christ, simply consider this: Christ was amazed. Think about that. The God of the Universe, the Creator of Everything, the Alpha & Omega was amazed. The God who did this,Healing the Man Born Blind by El GrecoAnd this.Jesus Walks on Water by Ivan Ai … [Read more...]

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The Glorious Failures of the Catholic Church

The Martyrdom of St. Peter by Michelangelo Merisi da CaravaggioToday I was out for a run when I heard it. And it stopped me in my tracks."There is nothing that fails like success."Uh, excuse me? Now, granted, I shouldn't have been surprised. After all, I have been listening (and re-listening) to this same guy saying similar odd things for years during my routine runs. But instead of dismissing this statement as pure foolishness, I had to stop. And think. Because this guy is a … [Read more...]

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