Ben-Hur 2016: Of Film, Faith, and Indirect Communication

The point of indirect communication is to position the reader to relate to the truth with appropriate passion, rather than to communicate the truth as such.
 ~ William McDonald

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Getting Ready for Fundamentals of Nursing

That song is such a beautiful, poignant picture of old age and opportunity – a dual reminder that all of us (our parents, loved ones, me, you) will eventually reach our expiration dates, but also that, now, while we’re younger, we have so many chances to touch the lives of others already there.

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Welcome Weekend from the Other Side of the Car Window


It was a striking contrast — the brand-new dorm already filled with brand-new freshmen, and my daughter, the budding medievalist, keeping us connected to our past.

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Convert Companions: Of Merton and Waugh, Me and You


Your monastery tailor and boot-maker could not waste material.
Words are our materials.
~ Evelyn Waugh

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Small “t” Tradition and the Peace Prayer of St. Francis

Whatever misfortune may be your lot, it could only be worse in Milwaukee.
~ National Lampoon, Deteriorata

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Everyone Matters

In The Crowd

The neighbor is not a ‘unit’ in the human collective.
He is ‘someone’ who by his known origins deserves
particular attention and respect (CCC 2212).

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At the Movies with Campaign 2016


Put not your trust in princes (Ps 146.3).

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On Fatherhood, Selective Service, and a Space for Nonviolence


There are no makers of peace because the making of peace is at least as costly as the making of war—at least as exigent, at least as disruptive, at least as liable to bring disgrace and prison and death in its wake.
 ~ Daniel J. Berrigan, S.J.

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From Notre Dame to Wales, an Arthurian Quest Begins


“No ending is final. Whatever is truly right can’t be conquered forever.”

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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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