Our Stairwell Gallery: A Familial Experiment in Art Appreciation

Every genuine artistic intuition goes beyond what the senses perceive and, reaching beneath reality’s surface, strives to interpret its hidden mystery.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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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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The Monkey on My Back: A Chronic Illness Tutorial

To the extent that Christ’s suffering becomes my suffering,
my suffering becomes a prayer.
~ Dom Hubert van Zeller

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Fathers Stay Put: Of Paternity, Stability, and Canon 522

Efforts must be made to restore socially the conviction that the place and task of the father in and for the family is of unique and irreplaceable importance.
 ~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Pentecost in Action: St. Cristóbal Magallanes (1869-1927)

Christ pours out the Spirit among his members to nourish, heal, and organize them in their mutual functions, to give them life, send them to bear witness, and associate them to his self-offering to the Father and to his intercession for the whole world (CCC 739).

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Latin: A Convert’s Romance in Three Movements

This ‘one language’…was an expression of the unity of the Church and through its dignified character elicited a profound sense of the Eucharistic Mystery.
~ Pope St. John Paul II

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Bridgebuilding, Barriers, and Fatherhood: St. Bénézet as Patron for Dads

In the breaking of bridges is the end of the world.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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VSED: A New Form of Assisted Suicide

You don’t grasp the beauty of the destruction of words.
~ George Orwell

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


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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