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The Magnificat

The Magnificat is important to me. I pray it several times a week. I pray the daily office only once a day, so I alternate the canticles for morning and evening: the Benedictus and the Magnificat. I love both, and I always look forward to saying them. You can feel the old man in the Benedictus and the young woman in the Magnificat. The first is about resolution and the second is about upheaval. It's wonderful that the tradition is…
Daniel Meeter
December 16, 2007
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Apologetics and Widows

What shall we say about the recent books by Dawkins, Harris, and Hitchens? Their attack is sharper than we usually see. They go beyond saying we can't know if there's a god; they say we need to know there's not. They don't just say religion is backward, they say it's bad. Should we answer them? Somebody should, at least for the record. There are innocent people who find their arguments compelling and who would be well served by decent rejoinders.…
Daniel Meeter
October 1, 2007