Lines That Grow On You

In the past month, the hand of God has moved in my life so many times in so many wondeful ways. Over and over, I find myself whispering parts of the Magnificat. There is one stanza of that prayer that has worked its way into my very DNA:

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Peter Jennings: RIP

It’s hard to believe that I was only two when Peter Jennings became the anchor of ABC’s Nightly News. It was 1965, before the 60s began. Timothy Leary was still at Harvard, and Viet Nam was still an opportunity to thwart communism’s uholy advance.

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Liberator of Women

The only liberator of women in history was Jesus Christ. Catholics are accused, falsely, of worshiping His mother, Mary. We venerate Mary. We ask His mother to pray for us, to intercede with Him on our behalf. We try to imitate her faith and obedience–“Be it done unto me according to thy word.” And most of us usually fall way, way short.

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Surprises

Sometimes surprises are less than wonderful. Does God heap these events on us? Or does He allow them happen because it’s part of His plan? Or does He allow them to happen because we have it coming? Or all three?

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Two Novenas in One Day

That’s how important my present petition is. I said two, one-day novenas today–one to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, one to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. (For the non-Catholics, they’re both the same person.)

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Paul Krugman Caught in Another Lie

It must be nice to be a liberal writer. You sit in your NY apartment, make up fictitious stories to embarrass and humiliate your fellow man; you libelously attribute your nasty quotes to someone else; you publish; you’re caught; life goes on.

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