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Three Ways

If we are made in the image of God, then it must follow that we are little Trinities. I think we are: body, mind and spirit are three in one and one in three within us. The problem is that, unlike the holy Trinity, we are not perfectly unified. The body wars against the spirit, [Read More…]

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In the Land of Believers

Gina Welch is a California cradle Jewish atheist, daughter of a communist father and feminist mother. She’s a product of Yale and admits that the one sub group of American society she and her friends considered it ok to mock, fear and hate were Evangelical Christians. As a budding writer she conceived a book project: [Read More…]

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A Deep and Subtle Joy

I first met Dom Luke Bell OSB when he was a monk at Downside Abbey. The Downside Community are part of the English Benedictine congregation, and part of their tradition is that they have parishes and schools. I bumped into Dom Luke again when I was visiting parishes for the St Barnabas Society,  and then [Read More…]

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Something in Me Loves the Desert

Picture here the hermitages on Skellig Michael, and why is it every Lent do I want to hunker down and be a hermit? There’s something in me that wants the cave, the cloister, the solitary cell. I want to close the door and curl up with a pile of good books and get away from [Read More…]

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Moral Theology

A horror story bounced back to me the other day about some awful RCIA class where the instructor told the catechumen that there was no such thing as objective sin, but that sin was purely subjective. I feel so sorry for enthusiastic Evangelicals who really love God, know their Scriptures and have come close to the Catholic [Read More…]

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Beauty Truth and Re-Enchantment

We often hear the famous quote, “Beauty is Truth and Truth Beauty” but do not quite understand it. In what way is Beauty Truth and Truth Beauty? We are confused by this because for we often think of ‘truth’ as an explicit factual or dogmatic statement. ‘Truth’ is something therefore to be affirmed like an [Read More…]

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