Monthly Archives: April 2014

Flannery & Easter

Originally at: http://denvercatholicregister.org/opinion/easter-flannery-oconnor/#.U05zr_ldWsJ by George Weigel This coming Aug. 3 will mark the golden anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s “Passover,” to adopt the biblical image John Paul II used to describe the Christian journey through death to eternal life. In the 50 years … Continue reading

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Improbable reprieve at Iran gallows

This story of sin and pardon is extraordinary, and wonderfully fitting for these days… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upYYv9oqOMM

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Rwanda’s Good Friday

You must read this article on reconciliation in Rwanda. It’s Good Friday. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/04/06/magazine/06-pieter-hugo-rwanda-portraits.html?_r=0

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Spanish historians claim to have found Holy Grail

Originally at: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/spanish-historians-claim-to-have-found-holy-grail-1.1740900 by Guy Hedgecoe It has been the subject of theological and historical argument for centuries, but Spanish historians now claim to have tracked down the Holy Chalice, the cup from which Christ was supposed to have drunk during his … Continue reading

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R.C.I.A. Stats

Originally at: http://nineteensixty-four.blogspot.com/2014/04/portrait-of-american-catholic-convert.html by  1964 4.11.2014 Portrait of the American Catholic Convert: Strength in New Numbers Do you want to know the best way to ensure your child grows up to be a faithful, knowledgeable, and active Catholic? It’s simple: 1) Raise … Continue reading

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Just War

Originally at: http://www.firstthings.com/web-exclusives/2014/03/just-war-revisited-and-revitalized by George Weigel Every once in a while, a truly special book comes down the theological pike: a book both scholarly and well-written, a book that stretches the imagination, a book that changes the state of a discussion, if … Continue reading

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Advice on a Good Confession

Originally at: http://www.ncregister.com/site/article/how-to-make-a-good-confession/ by MARGE FENELON By means of the sacrament of holy orders, Catholic priests have the faculties to hear confessions and grant reconciliation. When a priest hears confessions — or confers any sacrament, for that matter — he is acting … Continue reading

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Just an image

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the … Continue reading

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The Hidden Abuse of the Elderly

Originally at: http://thecatholiccatalogue.com/misc-lent-and-the-helplessness-of-god/ by Melissa Musick My oldest daughter is a forensic nurse examiner.  She wonders if elder abuse is as, and may be even more, common than child abuse.  It’s often easier to hide.  Frail people are prone to falls.  Brittle bones break … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Aquinas, Child

Originally at: http://www.crisismagazine.com/2014/thomas-aquinas-child-of-christ by Sean Fitzpatrick Where are a great many saints who will never be known on this side of God’s grace, whose lives merited heavenly bliss but not the history books. This host of secret saints represents the central secret of … Continue reading

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