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The Sacramental Seal, Sinners, and Saints

March 26, 2023 Dawn Beutner 3

Mothers and fathers would have good reason to think of child abuse—sexual or otherwise—as the greatest of crimes. Parents, after all, see the physical, emotional, and spiritual fallout from abuse in their children’s lives. Everyone, […]

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Hildegard of Bingen: Voice of the Living Light

September 17, 2022 Sandra Miesel 3

Among the other female Doctors of the Church—Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, and Therese of Lisieux—Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) blazes in colors all her own. Medievalist Peter Dronke describes her as “an overpowering, electrifying […]