Of Sports Radio, Squabbles, and Signs of Life

Whenever I feel bad, I go to the library and read controversial periodicals. Though I do not know whether I am a liberal or a conservative, I am nevertheless enlivened by the hatred which one bears the other. In fact, this hatred strikes me as one of the few signs of life remaining in the world.
~ Walker Percy

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Of Time Travel, Christmas, and Liturgical Displacement

So the womb of the Virgin, in which He was conceived, corresponds to the new grave in which He was buried.
~ St. Augustine

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Jonesing for a Belly Laugh: Of Rimshots, Resets, and Wodehouse – Again

What the people need is a way to make ’em smile.
~ The Doobie Brothers

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The Smell That Tips Off the Neighbors

How could we have
Left it there so long?

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Of Good Fences, Closed Communion, and Reunification

Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.
~ Robert Frost

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Caring for Strangers: ‘His Wide Mouth Home’ Remembered

He’ll lie down, and our breath
Will chill the roundness of his cheeks,
And make his wide mouth home.
~ Dylan Thomas

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Public Comment: RU-486

RU-486 is a dangerous regimen, and it has no place in our community.

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Reformation Reconsidered: On Becoming a Bible Christian

Maybe in fifty years, or a hundred, Catholics will be reading the Bible the way they should have been reading it all along.
~ Flannery O’Connor

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Of Casablanca, Cinema, and Coming of Age

But now we have a new art, luminous, vivid, simple, stirring, persuasive, direct, universal, illimitable – the animated picture.
~ Myles Connolly

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True Gratitude is Enough

If the only prayer you say in your life is thank you, that would suffice.
~ Meister Eckhart

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