Of Driving Lessons, Fatherhood, and the Moral Life

Conversion to Christ does not automatically make us virtuous.
~ Frank Sheed

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Those Empty Pews: Thoughts on Mass Attendance

We always offer the same Lamb, not one today and another tomorrow, but always the same one. For this reason the sacrifice is always only one.
~ St. John Chrysostom

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Of Courage, Humanae Vitae, and the Martyrdom of Speaking Up

Above all the Gospel must be proclaimed by witness.
~ Pope St. Paul VI

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Fitting Our Journey to God’s Map

You must have a map, no matter how rough.
Otherwise you wander all over the place.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

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Felicia’s Glimpse of Heaven

In heaven, our seeing will be direct… (Frank Sheed).

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Bl. Ralph Milner: Of Rash Vows, George Bailey, and Dad-Martyrdom

Courage costs braver men less!
~ Frank Sheed

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Stuck on the Way: The Simon-Veronica Loop

For a moment, a vision more wonderful than that of Tabor is granted to the woman whose compassion drove her to discover Christ in a suffering man.
~ Caryll Houselander

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Of Coddling Demons and Auricular Confession

The demons puzzle us. The pigs puzzle us….
We long to read deeper into the mind of our Redeemer.
~ Frank Sheed

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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 Blinkers, Bakers, and Benevolence: A Lenten Lesson Along I-80

The quick slick confident judgments we are forever making are merely silly.
Who can read the chaos in another’s soul from which his actions proceed?
~ Frank Sheed

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