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HYPNAGOGIA: Theological Reflections on a Serial Killer

When I read Father Robert Barron’s excellent book Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith, I encountered the wonderfully bizarre story of the transverberation of St. Teresa of Ávila, along with this wonderful photo of Bernini’s “Ecstasy of St. … Continue reading

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The Lure of Eastern Christianity

Most of us in America and the Western world in general know two faces of Christianity: Protestantism and Roman Catholicism.  Some are vaguely aware of an entity known as the Orthodox Church.  Hardly any have even heard of the Eastern … Continue reading

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Saturday Miscellany Vol. 1

-1-             The tendency of the scientific community to label the blatantly obvious has never impressed me.  At the eye doctor’s office this week I noticed a poster: quite obviously a lateral view of the human eye.  And what title … Continue reading

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