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Thomas Aquinas: Teacher of Humanity — A NEW BOOK on Saint John Paul II and Saint Thomas Aquinas Pope John Paul II bestowed upon St. Thomas Aquinas the

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Guardini on the Resurrection

Guardini on the Resurrection

“We are faced with an either-or that reaches to the bottom of existence. If we take ourselves as measuring-rod, our human lives, the world as it appears to

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Saint John Paul II – first memorial celebration

Saint John Paul II - first memorial celebration

Today the memorial of Saint John Paul II is celebrated for the first time on the Roman Calendar. On this day in 1978 he began his ministry as

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John Paul II and St Thomas Aquinas: great teachers

John Paul II and St Thomas Aquinas: great teachers

John Paul II had a great love for St Thomas Aquinas. He named him the Doctor of Humanity. The young Wojtyla wrote a dissertation on John of the

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The gift of Piety and the path of penance

The gift of Piety and the path of penance

How does one advance? how does one rise?   Piety and penance.  Augustine and Francis de Sales often cite Romans 5:5, that the love of God is poured into

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Advance Always, Solzhenitsyn on “The Ascent”

Advance Always, Solzhenitsyn on "The Ascent"

“Bless you, prison” “Bless you prison, for having been in my life.” This is surely one of the most remarkable lines, from perhaps the finest chapter, in one

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Advance Always, Augustine’s account

Advance Always, Augustine's account

St Augustine, Pulpit, Cathedral in Vienna One semester I provided a student with a special directed studies on the theme of grace in Augustine and Aquinas. It was

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Advance Always says Francis de Sales

Advance Always says Francis de Sales

From my Alma Mater, Bishop Ireton HS, Alexandria, Va The Feast of St Francis de Sales brings forth many fond memories of attending a high school taught by

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The past is not dead

The past is not dead

Head of the Jesus statue in Swiebodzin, Poland The idea expressed by William Faulkner, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” (from Requiem for a Nun)

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Wojtyla’s homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

Wojtyla's homily for the Feast of the Holy Family (1969)

The light of the Holy Family shines out . . . Cardinal Wojtyla In the Christmas season we often address the newborn Lord with the prayer, “Raise your

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