'Christ Glorified in the Court of Heaven' (1428-30) by Fra Angelico [WikiArt.org]
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Faith, Hope, and Heaven

November 9, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14 • Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15 • 2 Thes 2:16-3:5 • Lk 20:27-38 “Let us put it very simply: man needs God, otherwise he remains without hope.” That statement […]

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The post-synodal stakes for the Church

October 31, 2019 Carl E. Olson 17

For those Catholics who still take seriously matters such as truth, clarity, doctrine, Scripture, Tradition, and so forth, the past month has been a perplexing combination of frustrating, maddening, and surreal. The recent Synod, which […]

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The heart and place of prayer

October 26, 2019 Carl E. Olson 1

Readings: • Sir 35:12-14, 16-18 • Psa 34:2-3, 17-18, 19, 23 • 2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18 • Lk 18:9-14 Prayer is one of those mysterious actions that everyone knows about—how many people can honestly say […]

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The prayer that we breathe

October 19, 2019 Carl E. Olson 3

Readings: • Ex 17:8-13 • Ps 121:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 • 2 Tm 3:14-4:2 • Lk 18:1-8 How long can any of us live without air? A few minutes at best? How long can we […]