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Wherever Our Gaze is Set

Catherine of Siena (d. 1380 at the age of 33) lived in a community dedicated to good works. This excerpt is from a letter to a monk named Bartolomeo Dominici. “God has loved us without being loved, but we love … Continue reading

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Healing & Resilience

“Everything, given time and nurturing, is moving toward balance and healing. The mushrooms that cleaned the land after nuclear trauma… the process of forest growth after a fire… the way our skin heals after a cut… stronger than before. Healing … Continue reading

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Legacy

“Don’t act like everyone loved my father. He was assassinated. A 1967 poll reflected that he was one of the most hated men in America. Most hated. Many who quote him now and evoke him to deter justice today would … Continue reading

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History is an Itinerant Professor

It is no surprise to see that the School of Denial has been called back in session. Its capstone classes on blame-shifting, scapegoating, and willful blindness are being taught, and with great passion. Its only textbook is divided into three … Continue reading

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Oscar Romero Has Something to Say

On days like today I turn to the mothers and fathers of my faith who lived through similar moments. In turning to Oscar Romero (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), a man who knew extraordinary political social upheaval, I … Continue reading

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