Yawns Be Damned: Of Hitchcock, Heaven, and the Thrill of the Chase


All the way to heaven is heaven.
~ Catherine of Siena

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A Birthday Odyssey: Of ‘Arrival’, Pain Control, and Redemptive Suffering


The sacramental liturgy continues in our very person.
~ David Fagerberg

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Of Starbucks, Love, and Anonymous Christmas Cheer


And every man on board, waking or sleeping, good or bad, had had a kinder word for another on that day than on any day in the year.
~ Charles Dickens

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Note to Pollsters: What “Practicing Catholic” Really Means


First consideration is due to the offspring, which many have the boldness to call the disagreeable burden of matrimony.
~ Pope Pius XI

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Green Ink

The ink was the gift!

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Going Is the Point: Of Missions, Mandates, and Martin Scorsese

By virtue of the missionary mandate, the Church cares for those who do not know the Gospel, because she wants everyone to be saved and to experience the Lord’s love.
~ Pope Francis

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Toting Christ


It is not to remain in a golden ciborium that He comes down each day from Heaven, but to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He takes delight.
~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux

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Trolls & Beasts: Two Quick Reviews and Three Remedial Dad Lessons


I’d rather see that anyway!
~ Katharine (age 10)

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A Tree, a Tax Collector, and a View of God

Today salvation has come to this house (Lk 19.9).

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Theologizing in a Vacuum: The Apophatic Way of Mercy


This man welcomes sinners and eats with them (Lk 15.2).

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