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Dying and the Virtues

In the useful book “Dying and the Virtues”,  Matthew Levering writes: Underscoring the significance of dying, the Orthodox philosopher Nicholas Berdyaev comments that “a system of ethics which does not make death its central problem has no value and is … Continue reading

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The Hundredfold

In the introduction to his poem The Hundredfold, Anthony Esolen writes: I am a battered old soldier on bad knees, who knows that the hill must be charged and who knows of one or two ways it might be done. … Continue reading

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God in a Godless Time

From Leszek Kolakowski’s  essay  God in a Godless Time …. The world in which we live, however, is not a world of people who are fixed in satisfied and contented lives of belief or unbelief. It is much more an … Continue reading

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On Atheism

In a wonderful article from First Things entitled “God, Gods, and Fairies” , David Bentley Hart writes regarding atheism: It is the embrace of an infinite paradox: the universe understood as an “absolute contingency.” It may not amount to a … Continue reading

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The Unity of Scripture

From Patrick Reardon’s excellent book ‘Christ in the Psalms’ there is this reflection: In short, the principle of canonical unity — even if we limit our attention just to the Hebrew Bible, or even a section within that Bible — … Continue reading

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Catechism Class

My catechism class, while using standard curriculum, aims to listen to and help each student and will focus on three main questions. Who is God? Creator Father Incarnate ‘I Am’ What is the Church? Body of Christ Catholic Bride of … Continue reading

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About Autism

I love a good story, a book that maintains dramatic tension across several hundred pages. Recently I came across such a story in an unexpected place.I work with computers, networks and software systems; nevertheless I’d like to know more about … Continue reading

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