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If Jiminy Cricket Had a Halo


I dub you Pinocchio’s conscience, Lord High Keeper of the Knowledge of Right and Wrong, Counselor in Moments of High Temptation, and Guide Along the Straight and Narrow Path. Arise, Sir Jiminy Cricket. -Blue Fairy Pinocchio dreams of becoming a real boy, and to do so he must be “brave, true, and unselfish,” just as the Blue Fairy says.  But... [Read more...]

The Little Flower Is No Disney Princess


The Little Flower is no Disney princess. Yet in the Catholic imagination, she sure comes close. Her biography almost lends itself to the stuff of fairy-tales: A long, long time ago, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful maiden named Thérèse, the youngest of five daughters. Her mother died when she was yet a child, but her father loved her... [Read more...]

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On Stones, Gourds, and Hissing


1600 years after his death, St. Jerome is remembered, fondly, for his Vulgate—a corrected Latin translation of the Scriptures. This endeavor certainly stands tall among the accomplishments of Western literature, and his critics, such as they were in the fifth century, have largely been forgotten. But that’s just it. Looking back in hindsight, trials always loom less largely than successes. But St. Jerome does not shrink from pointing out either.... [Read more...]

Be Perfect… Really?


“Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect” (Mt 5:48). Really? That seems like an impossible demand. If there is one thing about myself that I am absolutely sure of, it’s that I’m not perfect. And I’ve never met anyone else who is. A few years ago I was on retreat at a Benedictine abbey. Staying there at the same time was a group of high school students. As I was walking past the chapel one night, I overheard a minute or... [Read more...]

The Places We Don’t Belong


Last week, the Dominican House of Studies was on lockdown. Fences were put up in front of the priory. And beside the priory. And around the back of the priory. We were forbidden to go out into our backyard or even to open our blinds. The front entrance was still accessible for us, but we had to pass through metal detectors on the way out. The reason? Pope Francis was visiting Northeast DC. In order to ensure the safety of the Holy Father and the thousands... [Read more...]

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