Bait and Switch: Of Points, Parenting, and a Beggar-Saint Son

St. Alexius

When you have kids, all plans are tentative.
~ Tim Roemer

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Required Reading

They may have only those books
which are necessary for their religious exercises.
~ The Rule of St. Francis (1221)

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Marriage as Rebellion: Blessed Peter To Rot

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Because the Spirit of God dwelt in him, he fearlessly proclaimed the truth about the sanctity of marriage. He refused to take the ‘easy way’ of moral compromise.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Purposeful Silence: Of Pink Floyd, an Abbot, and a Pop Psychiatrist

Rule of St. Benedict

Listen, O my son, to the precepts of thy master,
and incline the ear of thy heart.
~ The Rule of St Benedict

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Grafted In: Of Priests, Vines, and Moving On

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The priest is not a priest for himself, he is a priest for you.
~ St. John Mary Vianney

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The Once and Future Franciscan

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Francis and I go way back, but I’m just now getting to know him.

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Me Before You: On Disability, Suicide, and Guts

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Our lives are not tragic, pathetic, or pitiful. This film is.
~ Not Dead Yet

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Of Concupiscence, Wheat Beer, and the Princess Bride

And where sin abounded, grace did more abound.
  ~ St. Paul

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Always Something to Read: On the Pleasures of Bibliochaos

There is no book so bad but it has something good in it.
~ Cervantes

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We Embody Christ By Caring For the Sick, and By Enduring Our Sickness

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By his passion and death on the cross
Christ has given a new meaning to suffering (CCC 1505).

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