The Peace of Eastertide

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

At 21 years old, I sat in a train car on a warm August afternoon that was winding its way through the mountainous French countryside on my way to Lourdes from Spain. World Youth Day 2011 in Madrid had ended, and I was on my way into France. I recorded the following as the train […]

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Sacred Study in a Time of Isolation

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Throughout the world people are on lockdown, confined to their homes, with their lives put on hold until the COVID-19 pandemic ends. Along with the physical malady which has occasioned this unprecedented lockdown, people are also susceptible to different spiritual maladies occasioned by the experience of isolation. One of the spiritual maladies that can afflict […]

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Fear of the Lord

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

In contemporary public discourse we hear much about “fear,” often with a negative connotation. We hear about “fear based politics,” “fear-mongering,” and encouraging division based upon spreading “fear.” Fear is most definitely out, and anyone who spreads fear is labeled a social delinquent. At the same time, we hear in Sacred Scripture: “The fear of […]

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Dominican Study

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Assiduous study ranks as one of the most salient features of the Order of Preachers. When one thinks of the Dominican friar, thoughts of great luminaries such as St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Albert the Great are surely not far behind. Those learned in the history of philosophy and theology might know lesser known figures […]

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