Festina Lente

Festina Lente[1] When I was in college, I read an insightful article by the Japanese Catholic author Shusaku Endo.[2]  He told the story of an ancient Buddhist temple atop a high mountain in Japan.  The temple was so high and remote that it took pious pilgrims hours and even days

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Vitamin N

A Homily for the Twenty-Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, Year C The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility.  For as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it.[1] –Saint Vincent de Paul–             Not too

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Three False Voices

A Homily for the Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year C My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me. –John 10:27–             I’ve said this often before: My tough Slovak mother hated when her kids would whine.  As a trained nurse, Mom had a great deal of

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