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Courage

His act, visibly and unmistakably, exhibited all the qualities of courage. Despite the dangers he faced, Jeff Liberty remained attentive and in control. It was a case of "grace under pressure," as Ernest Hemingway once defined courage.

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A Story of a Mother's Forgiveness

My mother was born in 1928, in Nice, France, one year before the arrival of the Great Depression. My great Grandfather arrived in New York from Ireland during the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. As a boy he found a job delivering phone books for ten cents a day. I was told that he was a determined man. He worked hard and made his way all the way up to becoming vice-president of AT&T, New York.

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A dear, wise, constant friend

Lord Conrad Black, former proprietor of the National Post, remembers his friendship of many years with Emmett Cardinal Carter, who died Sunday, April 6 at the age of 91.

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Pennefather heeds her calling

Once upon a lifetime ago, Shelly Pennefather was the sweetest of shooting stars, an All-American at Villanova and the 1987 national player of the year. Since 1991, she has lived here, in the Poor Clare Monastery, at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a very modest middle-class neighborhood.

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A Conversion Story

An adult conversion to Catholicism or indeed to any form of orthodox Christianity is not an everyday occurrence in the American academy. Most secular academics seem to receive any profession of Christian faith with a vague sense of embarrassment.

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Determination

Popular interest in the Olympic games involves a curious irony. Despite our culture's unswerving commitment to a life of comfort and convenience, people are drawn to the Olympic spectacle precisely because it celebrates the place of discomfort and inconvenience.

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We Hardly Knew Her

Like much of the world, the postulator of Mother Teresa's cause, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, thought the story of Mother was summed up by her simple faith. The work he did revealed much more.

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