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Saint Rose’s Christian Kool-Aid

Saint Rose of Lima

“Don’t drink the kool-aid!” Saint Paul tells us in the Epistle for today’s Mass. He warns the Thessalonians “not to be shaken out of [their] minds suddenly” by doomsday cultists claiming that the coming of the Lord is “at hand.” Many of the early Christians, especially those who knew Our Lord personally, were anticipating His second... [Read more...]

The Phat Man Challenge

Jacob Jordaens, The Bean King (The King Drinks)

One Fat Tuesday during my dissolute youth, I accepted an invitation to participate in an annual eating contest known as the Phat Man Challenge. The test: eat a 1.5 lb triple cheeseburger and a 1.5 lb plate of chili cheese fries in 25 minutes. The prize: everlasting glory, and a t-shirt. After 24 and a half minutes, feeling sicker than I’d ever felt... [Read more...]

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Blessed Are The Disaffected Voters

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This is a tale of two betweens. As far as the presidential election goes, we’re currently in that period of relative peace and quiet between the conclusion of the national conventions and the real frenzy of the general election. The confetti in Cleveland and Philadelphia was swept up weeks ago, but the first Trump-Clinton debate is still a month away. It’s the last time we’ll have as a nation to reflect and recollect before being subjected to... [Read more...]

Sit a Spell and Have a Chat

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When a friend calls to me from the road And slows his horse to a meaning walk, I don’t stand still and look around On all the hills I haven’t hoed, And shout from where I am, What is it? No, not as there is a time to talk. I thrust my hoe in the mellow ground, Blade-end up and five feet tall, And plod: I go up to the stone wall For a friendly visit. –Robert Frost Coming down from the mountains as a kid in my dad’s truck some years... [Read more...]

An Assortment of Vanities

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Shakespeare has successfully convinced me of something I used to think absurd, that Macbeth—the tyrant, the man who murders his friends and slaughters his kinsmen, the usurper whose rule makes Scotland’s “sorrows strike heaven on the face”—is actually worth pitying. Perhaps the most moving part of the play is when the tragic hero reacts to the news of his wife’s death with this famous soliloquy (watch Patrick Stewart’s rendition). She... [Read more...]

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