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Desiccated Christianity

Mother Teresa was once asked how she could go on, day after day, year after year, caring for the sick and dying and poor and offering them so much comfort.

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Jesuits v. Ryan

"Left flank to base. Left flank to base. We have lost radio contact with the right flank. Please come in. We have lost contact with the right. Please come in. Give us your bearings. Over."

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A Thread for Weaving Joy

The great French Jesuit Henri de Lubac once wrote, "Suffering is the thread from which the stuff of joy is woven. Never will the optimist know joy." Those seem like strange words, especially for Americans.

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Has Europe lost its soul?

As the political leaders of Europe come together to try to save the euro, and with it the very project of European Union, I believe the time has come for religious leaders to do likewise, and I want to explain why.

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Paying the piper

To "pay the piper" originally meant just footing the bill, as the Earl of Chesterfield used it when writing to his son.

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