(I have not posted for a while. I have been working on a rather complicated piece, thinking each day I will get it done, so not posting anything else. Today, though, I post this repeat from earlier in the year just after Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned. It is an ominously weird time. The […]
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By Charlie Johnston Some years back I was visiting my son when the local Bishop celebrated Mass at his Parish and then stayed for a rather lengthy reception. My son was standing by the punch bowls when the Bishop took a short break to come get a drink. Young Charlie looked at him with a […]
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By Charlie Johnston The symbolism in the fire that destroyed much of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on the first day of Holy Week is so starkly obvious that almost everyone, including secular commentators, have opined about it. It is a metaphor both for the faithlessness that stalks the Church and for the precipitous decline […]
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