Spotless Vessel

A Homily for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception And coming to her, he [i.e. the angel] said, “Hail, full of grace!  The Lord is with you.” –Luke 1:28–             Ladies and gentlemen, last night, I drank tomato juice from this very glass.  How would you feel if I were

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Three signs of Sanity

A Meditation for Independence Day 2018   From what little I can gather from psychology, the well-adjusted person has at least three characteristics:  First, he lives for a goal or an ideal greater than himself.  We all know that people who live for themselves are pretty wretched individuals.  The late-19th-century

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