Tag: weakness

Living The Real

I’ve been working my way through The Religious Sense by Luigi Giussani and writing about some of it over at Collecting Thoughts Press.  I just pulled Giussani’s book out of my basket because of a couple of things I read in Magnificat this morning. It all leads back to the reality that man is born with a religious sense, and…

A Fighting Religion

I’ve long been a fan of Archbishop Charles Chaput. I met him in 1998, when he was Archbishop of Denver, and 20-month-old Luke and I were spending a day at the Denver Archdiocese Pastoral Center, as I had been asked to proofread the The Denver Catholic Register before it went to press when the editor was out of town. (I had…

Suffering and Sorrow

Two Meditations of the Day and an Essay from Magnificat resonated with me this week. The first comes from Father Bernard Bro, a Dominican priest, described as a distinguished theologian and author of many books. I’ve read meditations from him in the past, and have always been moved and impressed by his erudition, common sense, and ability to communicate deep…

With God’s Help

For a few months now, I’ve opened Twitter only to post links to my daily photos. While I’m there, I take a peek at whatever happens to be in my timeline at that moment. Nothing changes. It is all dross. I find little more than despair, vapidness, and panic. I used to tell myself that Twitter was a great medium…

The Most Dangerous Moment

I’ve read many Meditations of the Day in Magnificat, but I don’t recall reading anything by Lucie Christine, a French mystic who died in 1908. Apparently, Lucie Christine was the pseudonym of Mathilde Bertrand-Boutlé, a mother of five who became an Adoration Réparatrice sister after her husband died. I think she could teach me a thing or two: The most dangerous…