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God is patient in his work of breaking up the hard soil of our souls.
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“We cannot educate without leading a person to beauty, without leading the heart to beauty. … An education is not successful if you do not know how to create poets.” —Pope Francis, Feb. 7, 2020
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The Holy Eucharist is a threshold across which we pass into heaven.
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“The one who listens and does not act is like a person who built a house on the ground without a foundation. When the river burst against it, it collapsed at once and was completely destroyed.” (Luke 6:49)
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He who spoke first also speaks last.
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What would it be like if we were as careful about avoiding sin as we were about the coronavirus?
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The Crucifixion is the center of the universe, where love, death and suffering meet.
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The idea that the Catholic Church and science are at war is nonsense.
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If something is very small, it does not follow that it is insignificant and meaningless.
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Anyone with a firm understanding of history and the proper natures of the disciplines of science and theology will see right through the myths and fictions of the warfare model.
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“It is a heresy in sacred love to make choice among God’s commandments, which to observe, and which to violate.”
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The Incarnation is the exemplar of art and the true inspiration of every artist, whether he knows it or not
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This religion isn’t new, but the steady march of technology has allowed it to flourish like never before.
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During Advent, our hearts expand by exercise of desire as we wait for the coming of the Savior.
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Jesus is the King, and the King is coming. May he be praised now and forever.
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Our clothing can still witness to our Catholic faith in the secular world.
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Jesus Christ is King. Viva Cristo Rey!
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When we treat a man as if he were something else, we damage and sin against him.
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The minds and hearts of our children are palaces, worth infinitely more than any mere home.
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All of reality cries out with the goodness of God — but virtual reality lacks the abundance of encounter we desire.
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Can there be any hope for children engrossed in such a culture as ours? Yes. This is why.
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There is nothing wrong with admiring celebrities for their gifts, talents and wisdom, but we must exercise that admiration with a substantial amount of discernment.
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The Call of Saint Matthew calls us all to contemplation, to a deeper encounter with our Lord.
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Like a radio signal, God’s loving presence is always there, but we are not aware of it if we are not tuned in.
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When we stop thinking critically about the nature of the family, we start thinking (wrongly) that it can be whatever we want it to be.
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Science has had a lot of success, but it has its limits — in fact, the scientific method cannot even be used to verify the scientific method.
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Know your faith, toughen up, make good friends — and love Jesus Christ with all your heart, soul, mind and strength
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“Were not our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?” (Luke 24:32)
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The Disney movie provides fodder for reflection on the spiritual life and my role in the family as a father.
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Our society is very confused about what we ought to do and why we ought to do it.
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The legs of science began to walk in Catholicism in the Middle Ages, allowed man to leap in 1969, and can carry us to new heights in the future.
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We can choose what we think about, what our mind becomes, and we can constantly turn our hearts and minds back to God.
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If there is a war, it is only between people who wield caricatures of science and religion.
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God uses beauty and allows tragedy to break through to our core and give us new life.
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Our purpose is to become most fully ourselves, to reach our full potential and to thrive. The meaning of life is love, from God and through us.
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The fashionable doctrine of “spiritual but not religious” condemns every religious doctrine but its own.
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Don’t lock yourself in a little chamber. Live a life of encounter.
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The true love of God necessarily includes the love of suffering.
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The Crucifixion shows us most clearly what true love looks like.
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Whether people like it or not, the Catholic Church is beautiful.
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Even while I was still Protestant, I realized that Purgatory was possible — and even likely.
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The Mona Lisa is great, even if for no other reason, because it was made by a great man.
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This letter is a feast of inspiration and beauty. What else would you expect from St. Augustine?
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I used to see the Blessed Virgin Mary as a problem. Now I see her as a problem solver, the untier of knots.
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“In Christ's Passion we see the fulfillment of this mission when, before an unjust sentence, he bears witness to the truth, remaining faithful to the law of love.” —Pope Benedict XVI
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The house of the human person has been divided against itself, soul against body
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It is as persons, with intellect and will, that we are created in the image of God.
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The shocking claim of Christianity is that God Himself became one of us.
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The great books are our primary means of encountering great people.
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St. Francis de Sales and the Paradox of Loving God Enough
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“The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.” (CCC 100)
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Nothing in life is more important than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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When one man faces another, deep calls unto deep.
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It is a grave mistake to live only in the cramped space of a single idea or pleasure.
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The Bread beyond price comes freely from the same source as every other good and perfect gift: the heart of God.
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“Respect for the human person entails respect for the rights that flow from his dignity as a creature.” (CCC 1930)
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Nothing in life is more important than a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
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“I would like to say that I have invented a new religion. In this religion I worship my big toe.”
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Make God the beginning of truth, and everything else is illuminated.
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“Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” —Pope St. John Paul II
Matt D’Antuono

Matt D’Antuono is a physics teacher in New Jersey, where he lives with his wife and eight children. He holds bachelor’s degrees in physics and philosophy, a master’s degree in special education, and is working on a master’s degree in philosophy at Holy Apostles in Cromwell, Connecticut. He returned to the Catholic Church in 2008. He is the author of A Fool’s Errand: A Brief, Informal Introduction to Philosophy for Young Catholics, The Wiseguy and the Fool and Philosophy Fridays. On YouTube you can find him at DonecRequiescat and his family at MisterD418.