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Recrossing our Spiritual Rubicon

She crept among the trees to the trunk of a tree whence she could see, beyond some intervening trees and branches, the lighted windows, both in their reality and their reflection in the water. She placed her orderly little basket … Continue reading

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The Iniquity of Negro Worship

The rebels to God perfectly abhor the Author of their being. They hate him “with all their heart, with all their mind, with all their soul, and with all their strength.” He never presents himself to their thoughts but to … Continue reading

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Our God and Our People Matter Most of All

O all you host of heaven! O earth! What else?And shall I couple hell? O, fie! Hold, my heart,And you, my sinews, grow not instant old,But bear me stiffly up. Remember thee!Ay, thou poor ghost, while memory holds a seatIn … Continue reading

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Sweet Fields Beyond the Plague of Rationalism

Whatever is left in this world of God’s grace comes from human hearts which are not completely closed to St. Paul’s vision of that lonely figure, the son of the living God, standing before the religious atheists and the outright … Continue reading

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Shall Malice Bear Down Truth?

It is thus, and for the same end, that they endeavor to destroy that tribunal of conscience which exists independently of edicts and decrees. Your despots govern by terror. They know, that he who fears God fears nothing else; and … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows

As a rood was I raised up; I bore aloft the mighty King, the Lord of heaven; I durst not stoop. – “The Dream of the Rood” ___________________________ When I was a child growing up in the 1950’s my parents … Continue reading

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Emmaus

Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the … Continue reading

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St. Paul and Anders

And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty … Continue reading

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Festering Lilies

And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.” Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Devil and his Minions

Hell is empty and all the devils are here. –The Tempest by Shakespeare There is a courageous wisdom: there is also a false reptile prudence, the result not of caution but of fear. Under misfortunes it often happens that the … Continue reading

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