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March 14th, 2013Hamlet the Catholicby Joseph Pearce
Here's an excellent article on Hamlet by Mitchell Kalpakgian in today's Crisis.» Continue Reading
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Holy Thursdayby Dena Hunt
There is no pain, no suffering—physical, mental, emotional, spiritual—that was not experienced by our Lord during this time we call Holy Week, even the ultimate pain of abandonment by God. Beginning on Holy Thursday until the arrival of Easter vigil, we witness the spectacle of a story we can never remember having learned. It is knowledge we were born with, acid-etched in the human soul from its origin. All the tragedies and heartbreaks we will ever bear, our physical pain, our despair, have their reference point there, in the Way of the Cross. No wonder we flee from it.
Easter with Flannery O’Connorby Joseph Pearce
Here's a brief but excellent article by George Weigel on the faith of Flannery O'Connor:
The Damage Done by Almost Sinningby Kevin O'Brien
As we reflect during the Triduum of the effects of sin - sin which battered and bruised Our Lord, betrayed Him, tormented Him, abandoned Him, killed Him, pierced Him - as we reflect upon that, something occurs to me.
While I have written a lot on the nature and the effects of sin, there's one part of it that I have said little about and that we hardly ever focus on as Christians.