C. S. Lewis

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from C. S. Lewis

“It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a […]

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Catholic Quote of the Day — from C. S. Lewis

“The sweetest thing in all my life has been the longing—to reach the Mountain, to find the place where all the beauty came from—my country, the place where I ought to have been born. Do you think it all meant nothing, all the longing? The longing for home? For indeed it now feels not like going, but like going back.” […]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.” (C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican, yet many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family […]

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Let There Be Ice Cream In Cones: On Determinism and Miracles

Last week I wrote that determinism is not a new idea for physicists, and I wrote that Christian apologists do not accept the deterministic conclusion that everything has a fundamental microphysical underpinning. This bears explaining. The key word is “everything.” As far as physics goes, the material world does seem determined.* Scientists expect matter to follow laws of physics, otherwise, […]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” (C.S. Lewis) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican, yet many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. If you liked this quote, please share it with your friends and family using the Share and Recommend […]

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Miracles

“No, that’s not the way it works.” The old man looked pointedly over his spectacles at Jill. “But why not?! I mean, if magic really exists, why doesn’t everyone know about it? How come it’s so ‘Hush hush!’?” Father Hildebrandt took off his spectacles and polished the lenses for a few moments. “I can offer you many reasons, but they […]

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On Longing for Home

It’s humid, and in the 90s (the mid-30s for folks who favour Celsius over Fahrenheit). There’s no breeze. It’s too early for cicadas, but otherwise I’d guess we were in August rather than June. Hills are hazy in the heat, and nothing twitches at high noon save flitting flies. These are summer days in Georgia; when air is thick and breathing burdensome. My old […]