C. S. Lewis

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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 [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“‘I wish I had never been born,’ she said. ‘What are we born for?’  ‘For infinite happiness,’ said the Spirit. ‘You can step out into it at any moment…’” (C.S. Lewis, The Great Divorce) 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 [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“Christianity, if false, is of no importance; and if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” (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 buttons below and via [...]

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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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On Fairy Tales — A rhapsody on themes from G.K. Chesterton & J.R.R. Tolkien

As a Catholic artist and storyteller, what interests me most are those things that help us all to make sense of the world around us. And what most helps us to make sense of the world, and our lives in it, are the stories that have been handed down to us throughout the ages. What are those stories? They are [...]

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Daily Catholic Quote from C. S. Lewis

“One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance. The one thing it cannot be is moderately important.” (C.S. Lewis, God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics) NB: C.S. Lewis was an Anglican, yet many of his insights were profoundly Catholic. If you liked [...]

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The Weight of Glory

We can believe we are mere mortals dreaming the dream of immortality, while in fact, we are immortals dreaming the terrible dream of mere mortality. ~ ~ ~ We all know what the weight of glory is, whether or not we have read Lewis’ golden sermon. We know it from the magic words of the poets; or we know it [...]