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The Gifts of the Magi

Yesterday was Epiphany Sunday. Although the Epiphany – the 12th Day of Christmas, celebrating the wise men’s visiting the infant Jesus – technically falls on Wednesday, we celebrate it on the nearest Sunday. I love the readings from yesterday’s Mass, because they tell a real story when you compare them. Here’s what I mean: I. […]

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G.K. Chesterton, Sam Harris, and Margaret Downey on American Morals

John Armstrong has a good primer on the great G.K. Chesterton, easily one of the finest Catholic writers of the 20th Century. One of the commenters made reference to an essay Chesterton had written on American morals from 1929. It is called, incidentally, “On American Morals,” and it’s delightful: America is sometimes offered to us, […]

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Moms, Dads, and Mary Karr

I. Atheism and DadPope John Paul II described the connection between original sin, fatherhood, and atheism beautifully in Crossing the Threshold of Hope: Original sin attempts, then, to abolish fatherhood, destroying its rays which permeate the created world, placing in doubt the truth about God who is Love and leaving man only with a sense […]

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