71 Years Ago Today, She Was Killed at Auschwitz

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Today is the feast day of Edith Stein, who died as a Carmelite, Sr. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross. During her canonization Mass in 1998, Pope John Paul II, said: Although Edith Stein had been brought up religiously by her Jewish mother, at the age of 14 she “had consciously and deliberately stopped praying”. She [Read More...]

Sharing Truth in Love

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A beautiful reflection from a young man who has been answering a call to try to help on the most neuralgic of issues; Ryan Anderson speaking at an Alliance Defending Freedom event: America is the only country that is founded on a proposition, on a proposition about rights and liberties, not only of Americans but [Read More...]

Purification & Healing

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Here is a reflection for today: God has created us for himself and, in the words of Saint Augustine, our hearts are restless until they find their rest in him. Even in today’s secularized society, this desire for God continues to make itself felt, above all in the experience of love. In love, which seeks [Read More...]

A Flashback Quote of the Day

I suspect this will be appreciated by readers and writers, via the Wedgewood Circle: But what is a good writer up to when he’s writing a book that will give the reader pleasure? First of all, he’s telling the truth. Bad books always lie. They lie most of all about the human condition, so that [Read More...]

Telling the Truth

I thought this exchange from my interview with Philadelphia archbishop Charles Chaput was one we all ought to meditate on this Holy Week: LOPEZ: Why the Melville quote — “Truth is like a threshing-machine; tender sensibilities must keep out of the way”? CHAPUT: The public discourse of Catholics needs to be guided by charity and [Read More...]


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