Quiet Corner
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A local politician explained his stance on same-sex marriage by saying, "If two people love one another, who am I to stand in the way of their marrying?" The truth is that marriage is about … more
A bishop on the West Coast entertains his candidates for Holy Orders by regaling them with tales about his dealing with other bishops and then informs the candidates that he would not be … more
The premier English language poet of the last century, T.S.Eliot, was quoting Beaudelaire, the distinguished French language poet of the 19th century, when he wrote, "The spirit kills; it is the … more
Sts. Matthew, Mark and Luke write of Jesus' glorious transfiguration on Mount Tabor in their Gospel accounts. St. John characteristically makes no mention of this incident since, for the Fourth … more
His Eminence, Francis Cardinal Arinze of Rome, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, has distinguished himself lately as a defender of Roman … more
Soren Kirkegaard, the Danish Lutheran 19th century philosopher, understood Christianity to be an "either/or" proposition. Christians could have either heaven or earth, either spirit or flesh, … more
The trouble with post-Vatican II Catholicism is that it doesn't leave many free evenings. Oscar Wilde first made this remark about socialism and Richard John Neuhaus has wisely applied … more
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