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The Wonder of Life

October 11, 2017 2 Comments
The Wonder of Life

Read Cardinal Wuerl’s prepared remarks for the Lives Worthy of Respect Panel Discussion at Georgetown University on October 2, 2017. Some years ago, I visited a mother who had given birth to sextuplets – six tiny bundles of life. As I gave a blessing to them, with pride in her voice and joy in her […]

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God Can Make a Way Out of No Way: A Meditation on the Role of Adversity

October 3, 2017 2 Comments
God Can Make a Way Out of No Way: A Meditation on the Role of Adversity

Adversity comes to every one of us. The word’s Latin roots speak to the way in which things can turn against us; the winds, instead of moving us along, turn toward and against us and our progress seems stalled or even reversed. But has it? Or does adversity have a hidden, benign, or even good […]

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A Lament on the Shrinking of Summer

August 31, 2017 9 Comments
A Lament on the Shrinking of Summer

It’s the end of August; not so long ago this was still a lazy time to enjoy the last few days of summer. It used to be that Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer — not so any more. The erosion of summer is driven mainly by the start of school. I have […]

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On Imperfection, As Seen in an Animation

August 4, 2017 0 Comments
On Imperfection, As Seen in an Animation

There are different ways to look at life, and two of these are captured in a couple of seemingly contradictory sayings. The more famous aphorism is this one: “The perfect is the enemy of the good,” but you’ll also hear its converse: “The good is the enemy of the best.” The second expression cautions that […]

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