May 14, 2020

Hagia Sophia: A Rich and Holy History

Hagia Sophia is one of the four largest domed buildings in the world and it radiated Catholic celebration for 900 years. Yet most American Catholics were unaware of its existence until Pope Benedict XVI visited it on November 30, 2006.

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The Way of the Cross-on Your Block

The Holy Spirit inspired me to combine spiritual meditation with physical exercise by envisioning the Stations of the Cross in my neighborhood. I walk approximately 10 blocks with stops at places that suggest the 14 locations associated with the Passion of Jesus.

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Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez on ‘The Way’

The Way, a haunting movie starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez, takes its viewers on the road to a very popular destinationÑthe Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain.

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What Does God Look Like?

We grow as human persons when we have an image of who we are and who we hope to become, coupled with a compelling story that gives real light to our path. Without image and story, our lives turn into little more than a collection of disconnected episodes in search of a plot.

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As God Is My Witness’: The Catholic Roots of Gone with the Wind

The Archdiocese of Atlanta now owns 50 percent of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind. That’s like saying your local parish just found a Picasso in the cellar.

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50 Hours with God

To speak of death aloud would have been a betrayal to our mother. Instead, by way of tacit agreement, an unspoken understanding developed among us Ñ an agreement that occasionally prompted us to make secretive and worried eye contact in a way that neither Mom nor Dad would detect.

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