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Brantly Millegan
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Can anyone else relate to this?

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The "prosperity Gospel" is a scam:

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I thought this was a very interesting article, written by a woman reconsidering the Catholicism of her childhood:

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NYTimes columnist David Brooks in an interesting interview with Sarah Pulliam Bailey​:

"I was familiar with Augustine, but I had never really read in depth or read about him. I now consider Augustine the smartest human being I’ve ever encountered in any form. His observations about human psychology and memory are astounding, especially given the time. What’s even more amazing is he combines it with emotional storms. He’s at once intellectually unparalleled and emotionally so rich a character. I portray him as sort of an Ivy League grad. He portrays himself in “The Confessions” as this sexual libertine, but he wasn’t really that. He was just an ambitious and successful rhetorician and teacher who found that being a successful rhetorician was too shallow for him. He felt famished inside. I think his confession is a very brave renunciation of ambition.

With him what I found so attractive, and this is more a Christian concept, is the concept of grace, the concept of undeserved love."

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“Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.” – 1 Peter 5.8

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Remember that this is about the St. Catherine of Siena, and meditate on what this means for the rest of us:

"She turned her attention to those present and, among other things, asked them to forgive her for not caring enough about their salvation."

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Thought this was pretty cool. So it's monks again who are the ones saving civilization:

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I published this on Aleteia a year ago today. Still believe every word. Here's a snippet (though I of course recommend the whole thing!):

"Lived Catholicism has problems. But I’d like to challenge you to view the problems differently. Rather than using the problems as ammo against Christian unity, can you help us improve things? 

In other words, can you take the best things of evangelicalism - your zeal for evangelism, your knowledge of Scripture, your creative engagement of the culture, etc - and bring them with you to the Catholic Church to enrich her from the inside?"

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Fun to put together. The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia (number 1 in this list) was new to me, and what a beautiful church it is.

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Discovered this "ancient homily for Holy Saturday" yesterday for the first time. Blew my mind:
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