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Saint Eanswythe and the Plague

April 1, 2020 Roy Peachey 1

In the mid-7th century, the plague was not so much an existential threat as a regular event in England. Time and time again in his Ecclesiastical History of the English People, St. Bede tells us, […]

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Transforming quarantine into retreat

April 1, 2020 George Weigel 4

This bruising Lent, in which “fasting” has assumed unprecedented new forms, seems likely to be followed by an Eastertide of further spiritual disruption. What is God’s purpose in all this? I would be reluctant to […]