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The Dead Unremembered

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under Death and Dying, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Life, As I Find It There is a pitiable verse in Psalm 31 about being like the “dead unremembered” – a broken pot, discarded and forgotten. It is a visceral lament. Few, if any of us, would want to die believing we had contributed so little to the lives of those who knew us that we could simply vanish from memory or the continuity of the human record. A lot of people died on Nov. 22nd, 1963.... Read More

What Makes a Saint?

September 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Holiness

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Dear Father John, why does becoming a saint seem to make us less human? I don’t mean “less human” in that we cannot observe beauty, drink wine, listen to DeBussy, cry tears of joy or make love. What I mean is that if you take Mother Teresa as an example or even Pope Francis, it seems that it’s in the denial of their human needs (or in putting the needs of others first) that they are more... Read More

Putting the “Big” in Bigotry

May 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Apologetics, Conversion, Paul McCusker

Author Paul McCusker

Bigotry Life, As I Find It I shudder to think of it now. There I was at a CS Lewis conference and the esteemed teacher Peter Kreeft had been talking about ten things to learn from JRR Tolkien about evil. A brilliant talk. And, at the break, I had a chance to corner Kreeft to ask him a few questions. In the course of that short conversation, he mentioned to me how he had become a Catholic while attending... Read More

Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer – Book Recommendation

June 21, 2009 by  
Filed under Books, Dan Burke, Prayer

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Deep Conversion, Deep Prayer By Father Thomas Dubay, S.M., retreat master and spiritual director. “As in his other popular writings, Father Thomas Dubay’s style is profound and meditative yet clear and readable. He gives an overview of the spiritual life for anyone seeking to grow in the love of God and neighbor. An expert on the teachings and writings of the two great mystical doctors... Read More

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