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Deliberately Indebted A renowned statesman used to borrow a book from his opponent's office library the day before their public debate. This self-imposed indebtedness then served to remind him to … more
Traveling abroad? Some studies suggest that we can express our basic needs in any foreign tongue if we know as few as 500 root words along with some fundamental rules of grammar. According to the … more
In the 2016 Order of Prayer handbook known as the Ordo, we read this simple commentary on the parable of the prodigal son: The forgiving father hopes that his love will be imitated. He mirrors God's … more
Silence Is Golden Do you remember the expression silence is golden? Most people have heard it but many do not realize they were cheated. Silence is golden is only half of that adage. The complete … more
For Catholics, October is known as the month dedicated to the great gift of the Rosary. By Church history measures, this dedication is actually a relatively recent development. We should thank … more
Every August 15, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This year marks the 66th anniversary of the Apostolic Constitution, which declared the Assumption a … more
BEFORE Vatican II, whenever a bishop administered the sacrament of Holy Orders, the ritual began with a roll call. Those who had completed their seminary training were summoned to the altar by name. … more
Most of us were blessed with a happy childhood. Even if times were tough back then, we still tend to look upon our youth with fondness. Perhaps, this is because we were innocent. Or maybe our current … more
The latest electronic frenzy appears to be Pokémon GO, an interactive game that people can play on their Apple and Android devices. Approximately six weeks ago, Niantic Inc. launched this mobile … more
As we enter into the Jubilee Year of Mercy which Pope Francis proclaimed from Dec 8, 2015 to November 20, 2016, some reflection on exactly what mercy is and what it is not might be helpful. … more
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