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The Irony of Church Tours

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“What a beautiful church!”  “Look at the arches!”  “What saint is that?” “What does that inscription say?” I have been spoiled with beautiful churches. From my home parish, to the Basilica at Notre Dame, to the chapel at our House of Studies in DC, and even this summer at St. Vincent Ferrer in New York... [Read more...]

Doomed to Celibacy

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Everybody loves marriage. We’re taught to adore it from the time we are kids. In fairy tales Prince and Princess Charming’s wedding begins the Happily Ever After. Countless people are avid followers of the latest celebrity marriages. And many spend outrageous amounts of money attempting to imitate them, trying to construct a perfect beginning to... [Read more...]

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In Consideration of Dust

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In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Suddenly, there was a material reality. For us, matter is the fundamental and most apparent level of reality. When we want to say that something’s “really there,” we render it as material as possible. We say, “It’s concrete.” “It’s tangible.” “It’s flesh and blood.” When we want to say that something’s not very real, we render it as lightweight and immaterial as possible.... [Read more...]

How Do You Look?

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People don’t know how to look anymore. Not in the sense that people are forgetting how to dress themselves (though this is also the case), but rather we are losing touch with an even more fundamental way of looking. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art the other day, a young boy walked past me holding an iPad in front of his face. He was simply recording everything he walked past; for as long as I watched him, he didn’t set the iPad aside to actually... [Read more...]

Religious Life and Death

Solemn Profession - John Sica, OP

I once heard a priest playfully encouraging someone to think about entering religious life by telling him, “You have got to die!” A good reminder, that—both for those of us who already are consecrated religious and for those who would be: religious life requires a kind of death. In a way, of course, the same is true of every Christian’s spiritual life, starting from the moment the baptismal waters flowed over his forehead—scriptural support... [Read more...]

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