A Ditch to Die In: Of Boniface, Battles, and Being Dad

An ‘adult’ faith is not a faith that
follows the trends of fashion and the latest novelty….
~ Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

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What Was Mr. Bennet Reading?

A physical book, like an open newspaper, declares itself to both the owner and the stranger. Its words face the reader, but its title is exposed to the world.
~ Boris Kachka

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Of Friendship, Faith, and Death: A Film Series for the Ages

Perhaps we’re most happy when we’re not aware of it, and enjoying a relaxed meal with some friends, just being with friends.
~ Neil Hughes

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Note to Pollsters: What “Practicing Catholic” Really Means

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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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Of Bernie, Belloc, and “A Bargain for Frances”

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Regulating the economy solely by centralized planning perverts the basis of social bonds; regulating it solely by the law of the marketplace fails social justice, for ‘there are many human needs which cannot be satisfied by the market’ (CCC 2425).

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At the Movies with Campaign 2016

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Put not your trust in princes (Ps 146.3).

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Me Before You: On Disability, Suicide, and Guts

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Our lives are not tragic, pathetic, or pitiful. This film is.
~ Not Dead Yet

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3 Short Books for the College-bound Teen

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We were always encouraged to read,
and had all the masters that were necessary.
~ Elizabeth Bennet

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Holy Saturday Healings: On Looking Back and Peering Ahead

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Rise, let us leave this place. The enemy led you out of the earthly paradise.
I will not restore you to that paradise, but I will enthrone you in heaven.
~ Bp. Melito of Sardis

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A Memorial Tribute to a Good Shepherd

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Bishop John M. D’Arcy addressing the alternative Notre Dame graduation rally, May 17, 2009.

 

Justify your episcopal dignity by your unceasing concern for the spiritual and temporal welfare of your flock.

Give yourself to prayer continually, ask for wisdom greater than you now have, keep alert with an unflagging spirit.

The greater the toil, the richer the reward.

~ St. Ignatius of Antioch

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