Category Archives: common sense

Relentless Pursuer of the Restless Heart

“for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21 Why is our conversation so conflict laden? Why do we accuse one another rather than listen with a rational open  mind? All compromise and reason is … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with the World?

When a Newspaper once asked the question: “What’s wrong with the world?” G.K. Chesterton, the great Catholic thinker replied: “I am.” We too are responsible, when we take no action which would make life a bit better for another given … Continue reading

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Paine vs Alinsky: Two Faces of Revolution

The Battle of Trenton was a small but pivotal battle during the American Revolutionary War which took place on the morning of December 26, 1776, in Trenton, New Jersey. After General George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River north of … Continue reading

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Purging Doubt

“Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” – John 20:27 The city of Lanciano, founded long before Christianity, was first called Anxanum. Its present … Continue reading

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God’s Choice and America

The choice before God in creating the world lay between creating a purely mechanical universe, peopled by automatons, or creating a spiritual universe in which there would be a choice of good and evil. What was the condition then of … Continue reading

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Reconciled

There once was a preacher who would bring the Word of God from town to town. He was called the “Train Preacher,” because he would travel by train to evangelize. And at each stop along the way he would preach … Continue reading

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On Giving

     Go break to the needy sweet charity’s bread; “For giving is living, and living is giving” the angel said.” And must I be giving again and again?” My peevish and pitiless answer ran. “Oh no,” said the angel, piercing … Continue reading

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