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Aventine meditations

For all that it's witnessed over the centuries, the Aventine hadn't previously seen what's happened there on the past 25 years or so of Ash Wednesdays.

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Rigid Diversity

It is not necessary for a government to be thoroughgoingly despotic for us to live in a totalitarian condition in which we are afraid to say some things and — what is even worse — are required to say others.

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Beginning Our Lenten Journey

On this day, marked by the austere symbol of ashes, we enter the season of Lent, beginning a spiritual journey that prepares us for celebrating worthily the Easter Mysteries.

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