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Quia pius es


November is traditionally devoted to prayer for the holy souls in Purgatory, and in the Requiem Mass the Church offers us a powerful way to intercede on their behalf. The prayers of this Mass, perhaps most well-known from Mozart’s setting of them, guide the Christian through the terrors of death and judgment to confident rest in the Lord. This post... [Read more...]

Christ’s Kingdom


As the Church year ends, the focus of liturgical readings becomes especially apocalyptic.  In a certain sense, it is particularly appropriate that the feast of Christ the King was moved to the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, for these two things coincide: the second coming of Christ is when His Kingdom will be perfectly and definitively established.... [Read more...]

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What is It about Mystery?


What do “mystery-buffs” want to see in a summertime page-turner or an addictive Netflix series?  Besides basic motivations to relax or to pass one’s time, many people are simply fascinated by a good mystery.  And this is true not only for those who frequented the Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew volumes in the stacks of the middle school library.  One author attributes this fascination to a built-in problem-solving attitude and an “inclination... [Read more...]

On the Bills and the Blessed


“Ladies and gentlemen: thank you for joining us on Dominicana today for this analogical journey! The train (of thought) on which you have embarked is an express line with nonstop service to Buffalo, NY. Please ensure that this is your desired destination. In the event of a blizzard, your seat cushion may be used as a sled. Now, we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the trip. The attendant will be coming by shortly with complementary wings…” One... [Read more...]

Like Superheroes? Try the Saints!


Superheroes! Our culture seems obsessed with them.  Witness the many adaptations of DC heroes like Batman and Superman, the 23 Marvel movies scheduled for release, and even the most recent animated Disney movie, Big Hero 6.  Once superheroes were the subject of only occasional interest, relegated to the checkout aisle or to a small but thriving sub-culture; now superheroes are mainstream. Why this fascination with superheroes?  First, good superheroes... [Read more...]

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