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Friday, January 6, was the traditional, immovable date of the Feast of the Epiphany in the liturgical calendar of the Church of Rome, and it was observed as such in much of the Catholic world.  But not in the USA: the American Bishops have, since the drastic re-shaping of Catholic life undertaken in the 1970s, […] Read more...

TAGS: Culture, Prayer, Spiritual Life




In the middle of an older neighborhood in the heart of northern Indiana  lies a quiet, narrow street lined on both sides with older homes in various stages of decay.  Almost obscured by two deciduous trees with intertwining branches is a secluded-feeling 1912 “prairie style” home with an open floor plan—a style that became synonymous […] Read more...

TAGS: Death, History, Prayer



When I was about seventeen and a regular warrior of self-righteousness, I went with my family to an unfamiliar parish during a vacation in Rhode Island. I was then in the habit of kneeling for Communion, as was my younger brother. He was ahead of me in line. When he knelt, the priest hissed, “Stand […] Read more...

TAGS: Prayer, pride, reverence



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