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Totalitarians of the World, Unite! CRISIS MAGAZINE - September 20, 2016 Whenever I'm in a diner or a family restaurant, I look around for the most cheerful thing in any day's experience, and that's a young husband and wife and their children. Today the two children sitting with their parents at the table next to us were a baby boy and his four-year-old brother. The four year old had glossy blond hair, tousled over his forehead, and was all skinny arms and legs, elbows and knees. Foolishness regarding the supposed sameness of men and women ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/WcIBLKe1bk0/totalitarians-world-unite
For Our World: A Child's Profound Reflection on September 11 SEASONS OF GRACE - September 10, 2016 ... We planned to see the sights, visit a museum, enjoy lunch and dinner—then head back home to Michigan. At some point—was it when our plane landed, or when we got off the subway?—I spotted the towers rising into the clouds, all but obliterating the landscape of Lower Manhattan with their twin shadows. "What Is That?!" I exclaimed—and my son, experienced traveler that he was, patiently explained that it was the tallest building in the world. He and I were together again on ...http://seasonsofgrace.net/for-our-world-a-childs-profound-reflection-on-september-11/
An Apology for Catholics of the Past CRISIS MAGAZINE - August 19, 2016 ... view themselves as exemplary Catholics, living in a time of great faith. On the contrary, they often judged their societies as almost hopelessly corrupt, faithless, hostile to virtue, and unworthy of the name "Christian." A good example of this attitude is found in the eleventh century poem, the Vie de St Alexis . What could be more Catholic than the century when many thousands responded to the appeal of Pope Urban II with shouts of " Deus vult! " for the bearing of arms in defense of ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/CrisisMagazine/~3/yyB5tdsSr-c/apology-catholics-past
What's in Our "Morning Basket" This Month? TRAINING HAPPY HEARTS - August 7, 2016 ... books about music, Shakespeare, history, science, geography, and other "subjects" along with a host of faith-based ones. I look forward to delving into such resources again, but for now am enjoying the simplicity of well-loved board books and resources with ultra-short sections and chapters. It Doesn't Have to Take "Forever" When you look at the list of books we cycle through with our Together Time Bag, you might think, Doesn't that take hours? The short answer is: Nope, not at all. When we ...http://traininghappyhearts.blogspot.com/2016/08/morning-basket-together-time-bag.html
St. Ephrem: Doctor of the Church, "Harp of the Holy Spirit" CATHOLIC FIRE - June 8, 2016 ... Holy Spirit," "Doctor of the world," and "Pillar of the Church." He was a commentator on Scripture and a preacher as well as a poet, and has left a considerable number of works, which were translated into other Eastern languages as well as into Greek and Latin. St. Ephrem was deeply devoted to Our Blessed Mother and no one in the early Church wrote more about Mary than Ephrem. He called devotion to her "the unlocking of the gates of the heavenly Jerusalem." Ephrem died in 373. Benedict XV ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/06/st-ephrem-doctor-of-church-harp-of-holy.html
"Follow His Steps to the Fullest Truth of My Easter" Καθολικός διάκονος - June 4, 2016 ... so diligently and sacrificially, to the point of laying down their lives, lovingly dug seven graves in the monastic cemetery of the then-abandoned monastery. Not long before being captured and then killed, the monastery's abbot, Dom Christian de Chergé, wrote at the end of one of his poems: "Finally, my friends, let's get it straight: I belong to him and follow his steps to the fullest truth of my Easter." Several years ago, the husband of a friend from high school, who ...http://scottdodge.blogspot.com/2016/06/follow-his-steps-to-fullest-truth-of-my.html