Of Witches, Walburga, and Welcoming Spring

We must not be ashamed of the mythical radiance resting on our theology.
~ C.S. Lewis

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Emmaus, Eucharist, and Emma Thompson: The Hidden Mass in ‘Wit’

And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!
~ William Shakespeare

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

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

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Battening Down the Hatches on Election Night and Waking Up Catholic

I made the joyous discovery that ten minutes of genuine belly laughter had an anesthetic effect and would give me at least two hours of pain-free sleep.
~ Norman Cousins

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Neither Right Nor Left: Voting as a Catholic

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The least of our acts done in charity redounds to the profit of all (CCC 953).

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Bruises on Parade: Of Barking Dogs, Bottle Trees, and a Dead Prince

When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly
the evil that is still left in him.
~ C.S. Lewis

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Three Protestants Who Helped Me Become Catholic

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“I would be a Papist if I could.”
~ Samuel Johnson

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Love in Hell

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“Even if you die, you better keep loving me in heaven. Or in hell.”

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On the Threshold: Of Lent, Marriage, and Louie’s Backyard

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“It’s a dangerous business going out of your door.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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