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Spiritual Adventure

    I am no George Bernanos, but what the French novelist said about the condition of a Christian writer conforms to my own experience:   “If the good Lord really wants you to bear witness, you must expect to … Continue reading

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The Work of Humility

Reflections for Labor Day: God gave me being in order that I should give it back to him. It is like one of those traps whereby the characters are tested in fairy stories and tales on ini­tiation. If I accept … Continue reading

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Summer Newsletter & Complimentary Download – King Lear Pt 4

Here in California it looks like we are in for another difficult and dangerous fire season. The skies are again hazy with the smoke of numerous not too distant blazes. As we pray for those who fight the fires and … Continue reading

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Feeding the gods

One of the great values of what John Paul II called the Splendor of Truth is that it shatters even the most impervious ideological barriers erected to hide it. A recent archeological find in Mexico City detailed in Science magazine … Continue reading

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The 4th of July Prayer Party

We are aware (and thankful) that we have many friends and supporters who live in countries around the world. Gil Bailie and I pray for those whose names we know wherever they happen to reside. However, today is our national … Continue reading

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The Cost (and Benefit) of Discipleship

“It is precisely the hard truths of our faith, those which the culture ignores and even despises, that have the greatest power to move people to conversion and be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Indeed, only this has … Continue reading

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Remembering the dead

Recently I have been reading In Parenthesis by David Jones. It is an epic prose poem dealing with his experience in World War I between December 1915 and July 1916. TS Eliot, in an introduction to the book, called it … Continue reading

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A Prayer Before Meals

Amid the jarring juxtaposition of a recent school shooting and a royal wedding joining the now too familiar cacophony of daily news, it is the return to prayer that grounds my mind and spirit. And the routine of a prayer … Continue reading

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In This Time – a poem

If the myth’s outworn, the legend broken, Useless even within the child’s story Since he sees well they now bring light no longer Into our eyes: and if our past retreats And blows away like dust along the desert, Not … Continue reading

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Seeing Things Politically

“… we see a growing incapacity in Europe to accept political disagreement and run the risk of electoral choice. The tyranny of political correctness is, by the way, the most striking manifestation of this fear of disagreement. The pre-democratic counsel … Continue reading

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