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April 14, 2021

Note from the Assistant Managing Editor:

One of my meditations of late has been how our Faith is an attitude, orientation that informs our minds, our lips, and our hearts.

When you realize that that our Faith is not a checklist of prayers or a majority of actions in the "right" category but literally a way of being it can be overwhelming to think how much needs to change.

Everything from the way we think to how we interact with others on a daily basis is affected by this call.  Even our work, as John Cuddeback says in "Craftsmanship vs. Money-Making."

Our strongest sign of hope that this change is possible is the radical change that happened over two thousand years ago, when Christ changed the very nature of death itself.

Light conquers dark.  Life conquers death.  And God's supernatural Grace will touch each and every one of us.

Will I let it change me? Will you let it change you? - Meaghen Gonzalez

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"Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave." - Pope Benedict XVI

New Resources

Instructed in the Kingdom of Heaven - Mary Healy - from When Women Pray: Eleven Catholic Women on the Power of Prayer

When the Lord called the prophet Samuel as a boy, he was instructed to respond: Speak, Lord, your servant is listening (1 Sm 3:9).

Stronger than Steel - Anthony Esolen - Magnificat

The sergeant stood before the young soldier in the cold rain.

Craftsmanship vs. Money-Making - John A. Cuddeback - LifeCraft

The spirit of the craft, which should supply our primary approach and practice of human work, has bowed to the god of profit.

From Bach to Biber Before Crossing the Tiber - K.V. Turley - National Catholic Register

How one musician found her way into the Church.

History and Self-Perpetuating Resentment - Theodore Dalrymple - The Epoch Times

One of the most important but least acknowledged psychological factors that affects a person's way of being in the world is his conception of history.

Rules for Chaos - Scott Yenor - Law & Liberty

Jordan Peterson's Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life is a compelling meditation on the human condition disguised as a self-help book.

Editorials of Interest

Good news after a very bad year - CWR

Good things have been happening this past year, and as the Church heads into Holy Week it's time to recognize some of them.


This Is the Night - YouTube

A dramatic 7-minute portrayal of one young man's experience of the Easter Triduum.


Traditions of Holy Week in Spain: The Capirote - LAJ

Holy Week processions in Spain are one of the key cultural and religious expressions of its people and one of the few moments throughout the year when the presence of Christ is so dramatically manifested in the streets.


The Legacy of John Senior - The Imaginative Conservative

At the heart of John Senior's vision for the humanities was a Thomistic understanding of the path of true perception. St. Thomas taught that humility opens the eyes of wonder, and that it is wonder that leads to contemplation and to the dilation of the mind and soul into the fullness of the presence of reality.


The Greatness of Insignificant Service - Credo Magazine

C.S. Lewis's "The Shadow of that Hyddeous Stength."


Eric Talley funeral: Catholic father of seven 'died a hero' - CWR

A funeral Mass was held Monday in Denver for Officer Eric Talley, a Catholic father of seven who was killed while responding to last week's mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, CO.


Meet Sr. Magdalene Teresa, a Woman Who Makes the World Better - National Review

The lives of the Sisters of Life are a daily "yes" and walking with women who want to say "yes" to life, but don't know how.


Resisting Abortion-tainted Vaccines and the Culture of Death - Crisis Magazine

Anti-Christian world powers that promote the culture of death are seeking to impose on the world's population an implicit though remote and passive collaboration with abortion.


How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion - The Federalist

Mass delusion is an important tool of oppressors because they can't survive free expression. That's why the First Amendment's a target.


Holy Weeks Past and Present - Adoremus

Originally, when the Pope celebrated Palm Sunday in Rome, two Masses were offered one at St. Lawrence Outside-the-Walls and a second at St. John Lateran, with a procession with palms taking place between the two.


John Henry Newman, Sermon 23: Keeping Fast and Festival Seasons - Newman Reader

At Christmas we joy with the natural, unmixed joy of children, but at Easter our joy is highly wrought and refined in its character.


World Over - Youtube

The papal posse discusses the latest Catholic news of the week, particularly the recent crackdowns on Masses and church services due to COVID restrictions.


It's all America's fault - UnHerd

Naive Brits have been duped by its poisonous politics.


New MFA program aims for renewal of literary craft rooted in robust Catholic tradition and imagination - CWR

An interview with Joshua Hren and James Matthew Wilson, co-founders of a new Creative Writing program at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.


Oldest woven basket in the world found in Israel, dates back 10,000 years - The Jerusalem Post

The basket was found empty and closed with a lid. Only a small amount of soil was retrieved in it and the researchers hope it will help identify what the vessel contained.


St. John Henry Cardinal Newman and
St. Justin Martyr, pray for us

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