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Sean Connolly

The Three Falls of Christ

Like Christ, we are condemned to suffer and to die because of sin. He suffers willingly and innocently; we suffer, in the beginning at least,

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Sean Connolly

Why?

Enviably, I recently canvassed a room full of young people, my students, about church attendance. The occasion was an all-school Mass earlier that day. A non-Catholic student broached

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Sean Connolly

The Worship of Relevance

To study any subject at depth is, in a certain way, to lose one’s innocence. Before the Copernican revolution, it was easy, indeed natural, to

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Sean Connolly

The Relevance of Worship

This coming Sunday is the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, and it was with a quote from the Secret Prayer of this Mass that the Fathers

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The Other Side of Pilgrimage

Many of us have been pilgrims, walking the paths saints have trod before us. How many of us have been saints, treading paths worthy of pilgrims yet

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Sean Connolly

Without

On Holy Saturday night, I met a woman whose son has a disorder on the autism spectrum known as Sensory Processing Disorder. As she explained

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Sean Connolly

His Burthen is Light

My training is in Classics. That kind of nearly obsessive focus on grammar bears some peculiar fruit in my day to day life. For one,

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Sean Connolly

The Post about Pride

Have you ever thought about yourself like you think about others? People can be idiots, prigs, jerks, crazies. People can just get on your nerves,

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Catholic Education
Sean Connolly

An Easy Essay

Peter Maurin believed in teaching ancient principles to the man on the street in the language of the man on the street. Peter Maurin believed

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Sean Connolly

Regret

“Live as though dying daily.” -St. Antony of Egypt, as recorded by St. Athanasius We have almost no viable perspective from which to evaluate our

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Sean Connolly

The Sanctuary

Eastern Christians often refer to the area behind the iconostasis as the “Holy Place.” We Latins prefer to call it the Sanctuary. Our separated brethren

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On the Darkness

My favourite kind of art explores the darkness. I don’t mean the sensational darkness of psychological trouble, of psychopaths and murders and crime. Nor do

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