Tag Archives: Catholicism

Two in One Day

More rambling for you. This is a bit longer than the last two, but I was on a roll. Writing and speaking. I must be in a manic stage. Fun fact: I still have not learned to time beginning my … Continue reading

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Write Me Off

One of my favorite stories about the Saints does not involve an act of heroic courage or gruesome self-denial but rather involves a starkly honest admission by St. Theresa of Avila directed to God after St. Theresa fell down into … Continue reading

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Not-so Divine Office

Sebastien-Roch-Nicolas Chamfort writes in his The Cynic’s Breviary (a title for which I might have been tempted to give a few months of my life in exchange for the privilege of having thought of it): “It is when their age of passions … Continue reading

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Can’t Keep a Lukewarm Man Down

Despite, and to spite, my last post, here I am again. Try as I might otherwise, the Nicene Creed, the Baltimore Catechism, the stories of the Saints, the old prayers, and the general damn weirdness of Catholicism are what I … Continue reading

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Into Great Regrets

Reportedly, director Philip Groning had to wait sixteen years before he was given the green light to film a documentary on the Carthusians. Their founder’s, St. Bruno’s, feast day is my birthday, Oct. 6th, so perhaps that is why I … Continue reading

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No Retrieval

While I am working another post regarding the miserable state of educators (translation: I started on something else, but my inveterate laziness, perfectionism, and consumption of *copious* amounts of alcohol have prevented its completion), allow me to distract in the … Continue reading

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A Good Andalusia Is Hard to Find

In her writer’s statement of purpose and faith Mystery and Manners, Flannery O’Connor writes that one tells “a story because a statement would be inadequate.” I could flatly state that this past spring break I crossed out one item on … Continue reading

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