Not at Peace?

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It’s hard to resist sharing a little from Magnificat some days. Did you read this yet? Ah, children, when a man feels himself dull, hard, and slow, being oppressed by nature; when peace is gone; when he is become quite helpless; then let him detach his soul’s affections from everything, yield himself up entirely to [Read More...]

Radio Killed the Blogging Star?!

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Not that I am one, but online is where I have lived for a very long time, relatively speaking. And so, as I often find when talking — I was just on EWTN’s radio show Catholic Answers Live (with Thom Price filling in for Patrick Coffin) for an hour — I want to embed media [Read More...]

Stay-at-Home Mom Turned Activist for Religious Liberty

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for religious freedom. Some encouragement to get out and educate from the executive director of Conscience Cause, Christen Varley: LOPEZ: How did we get this far? Where the federal government mandates such things? VARLEY: Honestly, we allowed it to happen. We’re human — we take for granted what we have until it’s gone. There has [Read More...]

Christianity in History

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A reminder of why we would want to protect religious liberty: Certainly, mankind without Christianity conjures up a dismal prospect. The record of mankind with Christianity is daunting enough…. The dynamism it has unleashed has brought massacre and torture, intolerance and destructive pride on a huge scale, for there is a cruel and pitiless nature [Read More...]

Belonging

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“The Lord made us, we belong to him.” It was the Responsorial Psalm a few days ago and it has stuck with me. It’s so Year of Faith, which, of course, is meant to be rooted in the Bible. It is so renewing, isn’t it, in our daily walk, in joy, mercy, and hope. What [Read More...]

Where There’s a Wills, There’s a Way

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There are people praying for America’s future — and it is not too late to join them. The U.S. Catholic bishops took the lead with a fortnight of them for religious liberty. There were eight days earlier this fall, invoking the Blessed Mother. There are an ecumenical 40 days of prayers, too, focusing on protecting [Read More...]

Jimmy Carter & America Today

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An interesting observation from Stephen F. Knott, author of Rush To Judgment: George W. Bush, the War on Terror, and His Critics: Contempt for President Bush was rooted in something deeper than policy disputes or concerns over the scope of presidential power — it was also a reflection of the religious and cultural fissures in [Read More...]


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