Laudato Si: Mary = Ora and…

St. Joseph = Labora: 242. At her side in the Holy Family of Nazareth, stands the figure of Saint Joseph. Through his work and generous presence, he cared for and defended Mary and Jesus, delivering them from the violence of the unjust by bringing them to Egypt. The Gospel presents Joseph as a just man, [Read More...]

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Laudato Si reverences not Gaia, but Mary

The very typical patristic combination of worship of the Trinity, veneration for Mary, and respect for God’s work in Creation and Redemption is on full display in this encyclical: 241. Mary, the Mother who cared for Jesus, now cares with maternal affection and pain for this wounded world. Just as her pierced heart mourned the [Read More...]

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What Happens When Real Life Radio Contributors Have a Conference Call

So we did this yesterday, which was pretty fun: Also, Simcha Fisher and I had a lot of fun on the air: You can listen in live here at 5 PM Eastern. Today’s unindicted co-conspirator: Tom McDonald. And there’s a boatload of other shows now available in podcast form here. [Read more...]

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Laudato Si on All Things Pointing to the Trinity

This is not just a Christian document but an intensely Christian one: 239. For Christians, believing in one God who is trinitarian communion suggests that the Trinity has left its mark on all creation. Saint Bonaventure went so far as to say that human beings, before sin, were able to see how each creature “testifies [Read More...]

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Laudato Si on the Joy of the Little Way

St. Therese totally gets this: 222. Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption. We need to take up an ancient lesson, found in different religious traditions and also in the Bible. It is [Read More...]

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Laudato Si on the sacrament of Nature leading to the Sacraments of Christ

Just a lovely passage: 234. Saint John of the Cross taught that all the goodness present in the realities and experiences of this world “is present in God eminently and infinitely, or more properly, in each of these sublime realities is God”.[161]This is not because the finite things of this world are really divine, but [Read More...]

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Saints: Our Unseen Prayer Partners

…are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

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There has been much discussion about civil disobedience since Obergefell

Thing is, there’s nothing much to civilly disobey about yet when it comes to gay “marriage”. But that doesn’t mean that Caesar is not commanding the Church to disobey God in very crucial ways that are central to her mission. For instance: We Christians should go right on feeding the homeless anyway as though such [Read More...]

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Prayer Requests

A reader writes: Could you ask your readers to pray for my brother Damien? He’s been mentally ill for many years, and hanged himself on Friday. His neck is unbroken, but his brain seems to have suffered oxygen deprivation. Barring a miracle in the next couple days, the doctors don’t hold out much hope. He [Read More...]

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Prayer Request

A reader writes: There’s a couple in my parish who are grieving the death of their daughter. It was a great shock – she was perfectly healthy, not into drugs or anything like that. Obviously they’re devastated. Please pray for the soul of the deceased and those she leaves behind. Father, grant her eternal rest [Read More...]

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Stan Freberg Awesomeness for the Fourth

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Why I Love My Country

Because I obey the Second Greatest Commandment (and the Fourth). [Read more...]

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Independence Day

America is the only nation in the world that is founded on a creed. That creed is set forth with dogmatic and even theological lucidity in the Declaration of Independence; perhaps the only piece of practical politics that is also theoretical politics and also great literature. It enunciates that all men are equal in their [Read More...]

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We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident

In which we look at the Dependence of our Independence on the gospel. [Read more...]

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Laudato Si on the Libertarian Myth that Individualism Will Take Care of Everything

219. Nevertheless, self-improvement on the part of individuals will not by itself remedy the extremely complex situation facing our world today. Isolated individuals can lose their ability and freedom to escape the utilitarian mindset, and end up prey to an unethical consumerism bereft of social or ecological awareness. Social problems must be addressed by community [Read More...]

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Laudato Si Summarized

217. “The external deserts in the world are growing, because the internal deserts have become so vast”.[152] For this reason, the ecological crisis is also a summons to profound interior conversion. It must be said that some committed and prayerful Christians, with the excuse of realism and pragmatism, tend to ridicule expressions of concern for the [Read More...]

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Laudato Si on the Inadequacy of our Devolution into STEM Education

215. In this regard, “the relationship between a good aesthetic education and the maintenance of a healthy environment cannot be overlooked”.[150]By learning to see and appreciate beauty, we learn to reject self-interested pragmatism. If someone has not learned to stop and admire something beautiful, we should not be surprised if he or she treats everything [Read More...]

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Rising Tide Car Wash

…employs only people with autism: You can check out their website here. [Read more...]

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On Drew Mariani right now

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Venerator of Controversial Flag…

…makes outrageous racist remarks. [Read more...]

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Today’s Work of Mercy: Help an Army Family Bury Their Child

A reader writes: I wanted to share my friend’s story and ask your readers for prayers and donations. He and I served in Iraq together as Army officers. A few months ago, he and his wife tragically lost their daughter, Catherine, when at 21 weeks and 5 days, she was stillborn. They returned home to [Read More...]

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