Category Archives: Freedom

(fresh) blood of the martyrs

Nowadays, I’m finding myself paying much more attention to Liturgical readings about the early Christian martyrs. Thinking about either St. Paul’s being beheaded, or St. Peter’s being crucified, for example, has a different impact on me now. Their beheading and … Continue reading

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“…yearning to breathe free..” These words of Emma Lazarus, contained within her poem “The New Colossus,” engraved on the pedestal on which stands the Statue of Liberty, I’m thinking, are worth considering this Independence Day weekend. “…yearning to breathe free…” … Continue reading

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