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Lent Madness: Vote for Jerome!

Today’s matchup pits Jerome against John Patteson. Though I respect Patteson’s story (which I had not previously heard) and the witness of his life, I cannot help but feel this is a terribly unequal matchup. St. Jerome, Doctor of the … Continue reading

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“The Harp of the Holy Spirit”

Hey, how come I’ve never heard of this guy before? St. Ephraim the Syrian, or Ephraim of Edessa, was mentioned by Congar as an important Eastern theologian who was known as “the Harp of the Holy Spirit.” He lived in … Continue reading

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Hildegard von Bingen to be named Doctor of the Church

According to the Vatican Insider, Pope Benedict plans to name Hildegard von Bingen a Doctor of the Church in October 2012. I first heard about Hildegard when her compositions of Gregorian chant were performed and recorded on CD some years … Continue reading

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