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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
Approximately 400 years ago two entirely unrelated events occurred on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Today both of these historical happenings may help us appreciate the Church's contemporary … 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
Shakespeare, Homer, the Farmers' Almanac and even early editions of The Book of Common Prayer warned us that the dog days of summer can make the oceans boil and our tempers short. However, with the … 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
What is the cost of our freedom in the United States? For nearly 140 years Americans have been celebrating the 4th of July. Can we think of some of the key ingredients needed for true independence? … more
Christmas has been, is and always will be a celebration of the family. Admittedly the liturgical focus of the season emphasizes the arrival of the long-awaited Savior. And the theology of the … 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
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