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Truth and Beauty: Father Barron's "Catholicism"

Our cable carrier picks up WGN, the network from Chicago which aired several videos from Fr. Robert Barron’s 10-part series titled “Catholicism.”   The series–at least, four parts of it–will be coming to PBS in October, with the other six videos to be aired on EWTN beginning in November.  I jumped through hoops to see online pharmacy the […]

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This Beetle: Maybe I'll Name Him Benjamin

So there I was, bustling about the house getting ready for work, and this Big Brown THING caught my eye. It was a beetle, moseying along on the living room carpet. No husband in sight to rescue me, I did the best I could: I scooped it up in a wad of Kleenex and….. …crushed […]

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“Spiritual Mediocrity, Doctrinal Confusion, Uncertain Commitments, and a Negotiated Truce With Sin: The Bitter Fruits of False catholicisms”

It was more than ten years ago that I fell in love with Greenville, South Carolina.   Greenville is located in the Upstate, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  From the highway, you can catch a glimpse of the mountains to the northwest; and it’s an easy drive to Charleston and the Atlantic Ocean […]

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THE POETRY OF FAITH: Once Upon a Time, Belief Was Normative

Doesn't it sometimes seem that you were meant to live in a different age?  That the world has turned and somehow, you didn't get the memo? I ran across an article on “The Poetry of Faith” which appeared in Time Magazine.  Published on July 1, 1946, it offered a thumbs-up review of a new anthology of […]

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LORD, MAKE ME A BANYAN TREE

We lost a mighty tree in our front yard this winter.  It was an ash, and yes, it was already dead—defeated by Michigan’s pernicious emerald ash borer.   When it toppled during a windstorm, it brought down the electrical wires, snapping a wooden pole, pulling the meter off our house and taking out the cable and […]

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