Holding on for Dear Life: Of Creeds, Conversion, and Cribbing

I’m not asked on a Sunday morning, ‘As of 9:20, what do you believe?’
 ~ Jaroslav Pelikan

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Of ‘Zen,’ Gumption, and Conversion: A Tribute to Robert Pirsig

A person filled with gumption doesn’t sit around dissipating and stewing about things. He’s at the front of the train of his own awareness, watching to see what’s up the track and meeting it when it comes.
~ Robert Pirsig

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Discovering Good Friday on Queen Anne Hill

God has died in the flesh, and the underworld has trembled.
~ from an ancient homily for Holy Saturday

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Of Godchildren, Detox, and RCIA

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How does sponsorship help the newcomer? It assures the newcomer that there is at least one person who understands the situation fully and cares – one person to turn to without embarrassment when doubts, questions, or problems…arise (AA).

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Unloading Onscreen: Of Film, Formation, and First Confession

God gives us the strength to begin anew (CCC 1432).

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Convert Companions: Of Merton and Waugh, Me and You

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

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