Keeping the Showman Great: Of P.T. Barnum, Vows, and Fatherhood

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The father-son paradigm is ageless….
This is truly the key for interpreting reality.
~ St. John Paul II

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Love the Ones You’re With First

It is not enough to say to my God I love you, but my God, I love you here.
~ Mother Teresa

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Of Serbs, Salvation, and Sunburns

We have almost everything in common.
 ~ Pope St. John Paul II

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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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The Martyrs of Damascus (1860)

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I am a Christian and will die a Christian.
~ Bl. Emmanuel Ruiz

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A Birthday Odyssey: Of ‘Arrival’, Pain Control, and Redemptive Suffering

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The sacramental liturgy continues in our very person.
~ David Fagerberg

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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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Marriage as Rebellion: Blessed Peter To Rot

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Because the Spirit of God dwelt in him, he fearlessly proclaimed the truth about the sanctity of marriage. He refused to take the ‘easy way’ of moral compromise.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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St. Bruno, Bravado, and Baby Names: A Father’s Guide

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No, my dear daughter; I desire that your Cross and mine may be solely the Cross of Christ; and as to its kind, or the way it is laid upon us, God know what He does, and why: it is all for our good.
~ St. Francis de Sales

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