December 13, 2019
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The Path of the Wandering Calf

Many years ago, when I was a college professor, I came across a poem by Sam Walter Foss (1858-1911) that revealed how easily we can fall into habits that keep us from thinking critically and creatively. I shared that poem with my students and...

What Catholics Can Learn from Buddhists

For centuries Catholics were discouraged, and even forbidden, from reading non-Catholic works lest their faith be undermined. Such precautions were reasonable when the laity were largely uneducated and even illiterate. Though that is no longer the...

Discerning and Acting Upon God’s Will

I went to a store to purchase a few small items. When I went to check out, the total came to ten-dollars and eighteen-cents. I gave the cashier twenty-one dollars. The cashier took the money, but looking a little confused, started to fumble through...

On Listening and Learning

The occasion was a recent picnic and my discussion with a pharmacist began well. I mentioned that I have often consulted pharmacists about prescription medicines’ side effects and interactions and that experience had led me to study such matters...

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