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Dances with the Daffodils

In one of my early posts here at The Ruff Draft, I shared a William Wordsworth poem about daffodils and was pleasantly surprised to find a comment that contained a book recommendation. Liù wrote: “May I suggest a book inspired by the same poem? Dances with the Daffodils by Matthew Connolly.” I ordered the book right away, but did not pick…

Protestant Passivity and Catholic Activity

The opening line of an essay by Father Richard Veras in this month’s Magnificat caught my eye: “How did original sin originate?” It caught my eye because I’ve been reading about original sin in Symbolism by Father Johan Adam Möhler, specifically how the Protestant conception of original sin differs from the Catholic conception of it. Honestly, until I picked up this…