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Clarence, Get Me Back! I Want to Live Again!

Brilliant use of It’s a Wonderful Life to express what so many of us feel. via Clarence, Get Me Back! I Want to Live Again!

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The Price of Paradise

The Price of Paradise: A poem inspired in one of my children by the beauty and terror of California (with pictures from our family archives).

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Sr. John Vianney Gorecki

  Sr. John Vianney Gorecki, SSND, was a holy nun who spent 40 years bedridden, suffering peacefully for Our Lord. I was privileged to meet her on several occasions as a young man. Below, I share some of my experience. … Continue reading

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Human Exceptionalism Proven by Science!

A study released earlier this year of DNA strands from a large variety of species and millions of different individuals reveals that, while species genetically differ from one another markedly (there are no “blurred” lines among species), individuals within a … Continue reading

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Esolen Describes Beautiful Schools

https://www.thecatholicthing.org/2018/11/24/unplanned-the-fresh-air-comes/ Anthony Esolen shares his delight in being a part of a small, fully intentional Catholic educational community in ways that many of us have been blessed to recognize: Yesterday as I was walking to class, two of my students, … Continue reading

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A More Personal Blog

The Institute for Catholic Liberal Education has undergone many changes over the past year, facilitating a remarkable growth in the awareness of our work to serve Catholic schools. Among these are changes to our website, and to our hopes for … Continue reading

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Basing Thought on Common Sense

A good, clear explanation of the meaning of common sense, one which stands up to scientific reductions and provides the foundation for bringing science into the service of wisdom. But perhaps someone playing devil’s advocate would preempt us and say: … Continue reading

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In Education, The End Depends On The Beginning.

Well said, Lion and Ox: ‘But rather than fit man from the very beginning to be useful to himself and to others- (which at first glance appears like a very laudable goal!) genuine Catholic education seeks to dispose each person … Continue reading

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Analysis

Originally posted on A Grain of Salt:
This weekend, I went to see a performance of the ancient Greek tragedy, Euripedes’ Iphigenia in Aulis. During the drive back, I talked the performance over with my friends. We came to conclusions…

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The Loss of Moral Language

Tsze-lu said, “The ruler of Wei has been waiting for you, in order with you to administer the government. What will you consider the first thing to be done? “The Master replied, “What is necessary is to rectify names.” (Analects … Continue reading

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