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Apocalypse Then

March 2, 2020 Dale Ahlquist 5

On the morning of Ash Wednesday, I walked out of the hotel where I was staying and strolled across a sprawling green playing field (Obviously I wasn’t in Minnesota) to a lovely little Franciscan church […]

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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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Longing to Remember

April 23, 2019 Timothy D. Lusch 1

“The Church became for me an inspirer of remembrance.” — Dom Erik Varden, OCSO The inferno at Cathedral Notre-Dame de Paris left behind more than smoke-damaged stained glass and charred eight-hundred-year-old oak beams. Lingering after the […]

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Lenten Thoughts on Politics

April 2, 2019 James Kalb 11

Lent is a time of retreat and reflection. That can mean very different things for different people at different times in their lives. But it always means stepping back from daily preoccupations and looking at […]