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The Global Crisis: Lessons from the Middle Ages

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Redeemed

Redeemed The Christian religion is only for one who needs infinite help. That is, only for one who feels infinite anguish. The whole earth can suffer no greater torment that a single soul. The Christian faith—as I see it—is one’s refuge in this ultimate torment. Anyone to whom it is given in this anguish to open his heart, instead of contracting… READ MORE >


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Struggling with the Rosary

Struggling with the Rosary The Rosary is excruciating. There I said it. Archbishop Fulton Sheen said it was the most perfect prayer because it takes 19 minutes, which is the maximum time the average person can maintain a state of concentration. The truth is the Rosary can be a real chore. St. Thérèse, the Little Flower, was being more honest when she said,… READ MORE >


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Damien Hirst: The Death of Art Explained

Damien Hirst: The Death of Art Explained As Wall Street tanks, the Art Market soars. The Damian Hirst auction at Sotheby’s London (Sept. 15-16, 2008) raked in $198 million (£111 million), creating a new jaw-dropping record for a one-artist sale. Hirst’s own record for the highest price he has yet fetched for one of his pieces was also surpassed at this sale with a whopping $18.8… READ MORE >

(3) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    art | auctions | damien hirst | irony

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Gerard Manley Hopkins: Prophet & Exile

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(2) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    exiles | hopkins | jesuit | poetry | ron hansen

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Larry Norman’s Street Fighting Gospel

Larry Norman’s Street Fighting Gospel Larry Norman passed away last February. He's been called the Father of Christian Rock, a burden he refused to carry. “I think the blacks invented it about 200 years ago." READ MORE >


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What’s Behind the New Interest in Confession?

What’s Behind the New Interest in Confession? Is the present increase in the popularity of the confession of sins a step toward a realistic religiosity, or is it the popularity of the penitential rite of the American Church of Christ without Christ? READ MORE >

(4) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    church | confession | forgiveness | jesus | sin

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The Weakerthans’ Liturgy of the Other Hours

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Beauty Goes Underground

Beauty Goes Underground Would St. Augustine ever have experienced his conversion sitting in a pew being subjected to an off-key rendering of “On Eagle’s Wings”? READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    balthasar | beauty | joshua bell

Seeing Others

Seeing Others Why are we so hesitant to respect the soul of the person in front of us? READ MORE >

(4) COMMENTS  |  TOPICS:    bruderhof | compassion | poor

Faith

Doubting Doubting Thomas

Doubting Doubting Thomas St. Thomas’s evangelizing journeys after the Pentecost, culminating in his brutal death, tell a quite different story from the role he has been cast in the Christian script. READ MORE >

(1) COMMENT  |  TOPICS:    apostle | india | martyr | thomas

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Visiting with Jesus in Prison

Visiting with Jesus in Prison The InnerChange Freedom Initiative descends into unhappy and often hellish places in obedience to the Christ who was himself obedient to the point of death. READ MORE >


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