The Annunciation and the Fall of Barad Dur

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts reminds us of this non-coincidence:     That this Happens on today’s date in The Lord of the Rings.   Go here and here to learn more. As Tolkien said about his masterpiece, it was

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Gloria In Profundis

THERE HAS fallen on earth for a token A god too great for the sky. He has burst out of all things and broken The bounds of eternity: Into time and the terminal land He has strayed like a thief

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Annunciation

Salvation to all that will is nigh; That All, which always is all everywhere, Which cannot sin, and yet all sins must bear, Which cannot die, yet cannot choose but die, Lo, faithful virgin, yields Himself to lie In prison,

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MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS

1. The most bountiful God, who is almighty, the plan of whose providence rests upon wisdom and love, tempers, in the secret purpose of his own mind, the sorrows of peoples and of individual men by means of joys that

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Bishop Sheen on Fatima

The things that you find on the internet!  Bishop Sheen gives a brilliant exposition of the miracle of Fatima. Bishop Sheen believed that our Lady of Fatima would lead to the conversion of Islam.  Here are his thoughts on that

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Life Expectations, As Viewed Through the Fiat

When I consider the malaise that has spread across our nation, I ponder where it has come from. Is it a matter of a historical discomfort, so that it has always been present and is simply more noticeable now, or

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