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Aventine meditations

February 26, 2020 George Weigel 1

Rome’s Aventine Hill has seen a lot. Legend has it that a dispute over the hill led to the fratricidal conflict between the city’s founders, Romulus and Remus. During the Roman Republic the Aventine was […]

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Lent: Why the Christian must deny himself

February 25, 2020 CWR Staff 2

Editor’s note: The following essay was originally published in the February 2000 issue of Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and was later posted on Ignatius Insight. The author, Brother Austin G. Murphy, O.S.B., has been Abbott […]

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Consumption vs. Community

February 25, 2020 Lauren Enk Mann 7

The American suburban experiment has gone sour. That is the belief of Charles Marohn, an engineer and land planner working to reform American development patterns driven by consumerism. In his book Strong Towns: A Bottom-Up […]

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Let them have Lent

February 24, 2020 David Mills 1

The title — “Don’t use Lent to try to impress God” — headlined the newsletter from a good Catholic site. The article was as dispiritingly earnest as you’d guess, and a bit passive-aggressive too. Like […]

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Saints in the News

February 24, 2020 BK O'Neel 0

Sri Lankan Servant of God Remembered GONAWILA – AsiaNews.it reports that Sri Lankan Catholics recently remembered the Servant of God Helena of Gonawila in a special way when they commemorated the one hundred fiftieth anniversary […]