“Take up and read!”
A powerful part of St Augustine’s conversion (whose Rule we Canons Regular of St Augustine try to follow) involves these word: “Tolle, lege!” [Take up and read!] In a moment of great confusion and sadness, sitting in a garden, a distraught Augustine heard a voice from a neighboring house, the voice, he says, of a child, chanting and repeating often, “Tolle, lege!” This didn’t seem to make sense to him - why would a child be saying this over and over again? - so he took it as a sign from God. He immediately took up the Scriptures and read the first verse he could find: “… put on the Lord Jesus Christ …” [Romans 13: 14-15]. Augustine then recounts that immediately “a light of serenity infused my heart, all the darkness of doubt vanished away.”
While we cannot promise the same results if you “take up and read” [or “download and read,” which would be “Extrahe ex rete, lege!” -- slightly less lyrical] the articles listed here, we have found them interesting and challenging (opinions presented therein are of the authors, and not necessarily our own). So, if you’d like, please take them up and read (or view) them. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.
A NEW KIND OF SACRAMENT
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M.
DEATH BY LONELINESS By Francie Hart Broghammer May 06, 2019
BENEDICT AND THE SCANDAL Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap posted 4.12.19
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S CULTURE CLASH Fr Dwight Longenecker - posted 4.4.19
FACING THE FUTURE WITH HOPE AND JOY +Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. - posted 3.27.19
Magical Birth Canal (video) About late term abortion laws - Posted 3/20/19