For the past few years, I have selected a word for the new year instead of making countless resolutions that are impossible to keep. This year my word is short, sweet, and oh-so-necessary for an impulsive, extroverted sanguine like myself: 599 more words
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VATICAN CITY — The Knights of Malta, the ancient Catholic lay order, is refusing to co-operate with a Vatican investigation into the sacking of a top official over a condom scandal — and is warning its members to toe the line if they choose to speak with investigators. 549 more words
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In my last post I discussed how we shouldn’t waste too much time on things we’ll never be that good at. 630 more words
This past week, I stumbled on an interesting song by Declan McKenna, an 18-year-old singer-songwriter from England, titled “Bethlehem.” A saccharine take on the birth of Christ, this was not; instead, McKenna (who, as it turns out, was born on Christmas Eve) sets his sights on believers who assure themselves of a “seat in heaven,” “follow codes and break them,” and make themselves the measure of love. 799 more words
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has taught us, in his many writings about the Holy Face, that the Hebrew term, “panim”, which means “face” means to see The Face of God, or the presence of God. 723 more words