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Newman on John the Baptist

There is a new rich source for understanding Newman, John Henry Newman: Sermons 1824-1843, three volumes, edited by Francis J McGrath FMS and Placid Murray, OSB (Oxford 2010).

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Guardini on John the Baptist

Guardini on John the Baptist

Romano Guardini has an interesting gloss on the life of John the Baptist in his masterpiece, The Lord. When in prison, John sent a messenger to Jesus with

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Fr. Lamb on Autobiography

The first essay in Fr Lamb’s book is entitled “Resurrection and Christian Identity as Conversatio Dei.” He has a very interesting comparison of the different modes of autobiography

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Father Matthew Lamb of Ave Maria

Father Matthew Lamb of Ave Maria

Fr Matt Lamb, with philosophers, Naples Florida Father Matthew Lamb, now at Ave Maria University as director of Theology program, is one of the great but gentle lights

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Augustine and the passion fr truth

Augustine and the passion fr truth

“O Truth, Truth, how deep was the yearning for you     St Augustine is a model for the search for God. He was a man who loved

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“conversatio morum”

At the talk Thursday evening, a question arose about the meaning of “conversatio morum” — conversion of life or morals. Dr. Brand pointed out that the term used

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O’Malley, Newman and St.Benedict on a Christ centered curriculum

O'Malley, Newman and St.Benedict on a Christ centered curriculum

Many years ago Notre Dame professor Frank O’Malley sketched a plan for founding a “Christ College” within the University of Notre Dame. I have made a few posts

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Why Thomists Need St. Benedict

Why Thomists Need St. Benedict

In his talk at the University of St Thomas, F. Russell Hittinger, explains that one thing that St. Benedict taught the dark ages (his and ours) is “The

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F. R. Hittinger on St. Benedict and what suffices for a “day”

F. R. Hittinger on St. Benedict  and what suffices for a "day"

“As regards the material of life, nothing is more important than light and dark: namely, an answer to the question what suffices for a day?  Infants and very

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F. R. Hittinger on the School of Benedict

F. R. Hittinger on the School of Benedict

The following remarks are taken from the paper that Professor Hittinger will deliver at Jones Hall, the University of St. Thomas, on Thursday at 7:30 pm. “What St.

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