Nailed: The Outrage and Consolation of a Helpless God

If Christ was not of the very substance of omnipotence,
if becomes relatively pointless to point to the paradox of his impotence.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Of Mrs. Rice, Daily Mass, and the Camaraderie of Faith

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The Blessed Eucharist is precisely food, which explains why it is the one sacrament meant to be received daily.
~ Frank Sheed

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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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The Witness of Chains: Of Apostolicity and Confinement

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Who has God in his soul has it all.
~ Blessed Oleksa Zarytsky

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Of Interrupted Rosaries and Guardian Angels

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Do the same as little children who fall asleep saying ‘Mama, mama.’
~ St. Bernadette Soubirous

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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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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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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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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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Of Scuppers, Grace, and Making Do

A little allegory of the soul. Wherever it hides, God will find it.
~ Professor E.M. Ashford

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