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The power of the Cross

April 12, 2017 George Weigel 0

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) – a theologian who came to prominence in the Victorian Age – can help us check the Church’s spiritual pulse in the post-modern twenty-first century, thanks to his prescient sense […]

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Palm Sunday and the Holy Eucharist

April 8, 2017 Carl E. Olson 0

Readings: • Mt. 21:1-11 • Is 50:4-7 • Ps 22:8-9, 17-18, 19-20, 23-24 • Phil 2:6-11 • Mt 26:14-27:66 “For the infant Church, ‘Palm Sunday’ was not a thing of the past,” wrote Benedict XVI […]

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The perfect prayer for Lent

March 10, 2017 Dale Ahlquist 0

The best sort of Apostolic Exhortations are the shortest. Such as this one from St. Paul: “We urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, cheer the fainthearted, support the weak, be patient with all. See that […]

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A new Lenten discipline

March 8, 2017 George Weigel 0

For Lent 2016, I adopted a new Forty Days discipline in addition to intensified prayer, daily almsgiving, and letting my liver have its annual vacation: I quit sports talk radio, cold turkey.  This was not […]