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  1. The Immaculate Conception: A Dogma of Consent

    The dogma of the Immaculate Conception is a doctrine that continually mystifies me. Each year as December rolls around, I annually struggle to understand what exactly is so significant here that elevates this feast to a holy day of ...

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  2. The Politics of the Saints

    On this feast of All Saints Day, we remember that the saints present to us a politics of praise that are the ultimate vocation of the human being.

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  3. The Word Made Beautiful: The Saint John's Bible

    A few years ago the McGrath Institute for Church Life welcomed Donald Jackson, the visionary calligrapher commissioned by St. John’s University in Collegeville to create a hand-written illuminated Bible using techniques that date b...

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  4. Asceticism as Healing Art

    Healing takes many different forms because it is a response to many different kinds of threats. A cut and a broken leg are each healed differently because the damage is different; nevertheless, the same end is sought in both cases. The r...

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  5. Juan Diego and Latino Lay Spirituality

    In light of the recent trip of Pope Francis to Mexico and his visit to the Basilica of Guadalupe, the person of St. Juan Diego provokes an invitation to consider his virtues and those of other Latinos who have imitated his “practic...

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