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April 30, 2016
Moving On . . .
As some of you may already know, this blog is being re-located to The Catholic Conspiracy but...
April 27, 2016
Learning To Trust In The Day, Trusting To Rest Through The Night
For most of us, our days seem never to be our own. Family demands, work...
April 24, 2016
Thomas Merton And Bad Theology: Purposefully Pitting Ourselves, One Against The Other
I Give You A New Commandment: Love One Another. As I Have Loved You, So...
April 23, 2016
Elizabeth Scalia’s Latest Book: “Little Sins Mean A Lot”
By the time I had reached Chapter 12 ("Sins of Omission") of Elizabeth Scalia's latest book, Little...
April 21, 2016
It’s Time to Grow Up And . . . Become A Child
Responsibility. Respectability. Maturity. Dignity. These are all good things. These are all expected things. These are all adult things. From...
April 18, 2016
Find And Rest, My Child
"Thou Hast Formed Us For Thyself, And Our Hearts Are Restless Till They Find Rest...
April 16, 2016
We Are Fragile, We Are Damaged, But We Are Strong.
We tend, often, to imagine ourselves as fragile. As not much more than a bead...
April 13, 2016
5 Thoughts To Start Your Day – And Jim Gaffigan!
Nothing heavy today, just some thoughts from a few of my favorite speakers and writers. And,...
April 11, 2016
Thomas Merton: We Are Not All Weak In The Same Spots
We rightfully cherish our rugged individualism and our freedom, both. Especially here, in America, where...
April 08, 2016
First Look: Amoris Laetitia
There will be more than a few scholarly, and not-so-scholarly, discussions in the coming days dissecting...
April 07, 2016
The Infinite Breakthrough Of Joy
Longing. When it first appears, we often ignore it. When it fights for our attention,...
April 05, 2016
Thomas Merton: A Pain Unsheathed, A Life Unleashed
By all means, cry. Love tormented by pain, both savage and raw, soon becomes greedy...
April 03, 2016
Divine Mercy Chaplet
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March 29, 2016
Holding On To The Fires Within
The Lure Of The Mind Fighting Against The Lure Of The Members - Archbishop Fulton...
March 25, 2016
On Doubt And Faith, Briefly
If There Is No Resurrection Of The Dead, Then Neither Has Christ Been Raised. And...
March 21, 2016
The Hesitation Of The Saints: Dorothy Day, Mother Teresa, Thomas Merton
With the recent news that Mother Teresa will be canonized on September 4, 2016, we are...
March 17, 2016
Thomas Merton: That One Thing Necessary
With age comes loss. It's inescapable and non-negotiable. The letting go of expectations once set,...
March 14, 2016
Over At Aleteia: A Practical Mercy For The Homeless
Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down,...
March 09, 2016
Confessions From Within: A Prayer Of Acknowledgement, And Of Grace
I Have Fallen, But You Remain. Always If I stood before you as Adam did,...
March 07, 2016
7 Ways From Love To Revolution
Do You Want To Change The World? Start Here: "The greatest challenge of the day...
March 05, 2016
A Constant Access To All The Means Of Grace
What if it weren't so easy? What if we had to choose, each day, between the open...
March 03, 2016
Thomas Merton: When We Live On The Doorstep Of Hell
We all want, desperately, to control our own lives. Especially when we feel the most...
March 01, 2016
Mary Maxwell: “The Thing About Old Age Is That You Don’t Get A Chance To Practice”
This Is The First Time I've Ever Been Old, And It Just Sort Of Crept...
February 29, 2016
Dr. Tod Worner: We Need A Burke, A Churchill Or A Thatcher . . . Not a Trump
Something very different from me this morning. My fellow Patheos blogger, Dr. Tod Worner, has...
February 27, 2016
Entering The Desert, Tilling The Soil
Readers who have been following my posts can pretty easily discern a few things: Religiously, as...
February 23, 2016
Moving Forward By Stepping Back
Let's not trade eternal truths for quick fixes, nor deliberation for enmity. Let's not turn to...
February 20, 2016
Planting The Seeds Of Our Own Destruction?
In The Name Of Progress And Greatness What was designed to be slow and limber,...
February 18, 2016
Thomas Merton: What Is The Hardest And Most Courageous Act Of All?
Taking the time to rest. That's it. Our bodies require it. Our minds demand it....
February 15, 2016
Finding Freedom Within Our Chains
To what are you addicted? What is it that holds you down, as if a...
February 14, 2016
Two Gardens, Two Trees
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