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The Cross is Steady

The catastrophe in Haiti was so shocking that I wasn’t really sure how to react here: what I could possibly provide to the dialogue. Fortunately, Matt from my Men’s Prayer Group sent me this e-mail, which sounds the perfect note: The Carthusian order of monks have a motto: Stat crux dum volvitur orbis, which in […]

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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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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone’s having a wonderful Christmas, getting plenty of family time in, and all that. If you find yourself on the computer today, I’ve got a few suggestions: Pope Benedict’s Christmas Homily These homilies are always good. Here’s the full thing, and here’s a taste: The first thing we are told about the shepherds […]

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The Shroud of Turin

There’s been a big to-do over whether they’ve found a way to duplicate the Shroud of Turin. A group of scientists funded by an athiest group came to the conclusion that they wanted to come to, by trying to forge the Shroud. The end result is so embarassingly bad that I think it’s good evidence […]

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