Three signs of Sanity

A Meditation for Independence Day 2018   From what little I can gather from psychology, the well-adjusted person has at least three characteristics:  First, he lives for a goal or an ideal greater than himself.  We all know that people who live for themselves are pretty wretched individuals.  The late-19th-century

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Whine or Shine

A Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter (Year B) and for Mother’s Day 13 May 2018 During those days Peter stood up in the midst of the brothers (there was a group of about one hundred and twenty persons in the one place).  He said, “My brothers, the scripture

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Festina Lente

Festina Lente[1] When I was in college, I read an insightful article by the Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo.[2]  He told the story of an ancient Buddhist temple atop a high mountain in Japan.  The temple was so high and remote that it took pious pilgrims hours and even days

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