"I like clarity, and there’s a reason why. I think modern life, including life in the Church, suffers from a phony unwillingness to offend that poses as prudence and good manners, but too often turns out to be cowardice. Human beings owe each other respect and appropriate courtesy. But we also owe each other the truth -- which means candor."
-- Archbishop Charles Chaput, speaking to an overflow crowd at St. Basil’s Church in Toronto last week.
(Special thanks to Don Hemke.)
The Account of the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe from the Breviarium Romanum - "In Mexico, on the hill of Tepeyac, in the year 1531, the God-bearing Virgin Mary, as is piously handed down, appeared to the neophyte Juan Diego, and ...
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