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May 23, 2017

The Plough Diet: Cries from the Heart

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Your prayer list is probably made up of concerns much like mine – the joys, trials, and heartaches of daily existence, all of them important, and yet so small within the grand and sweeping arc of the cosmos. But as Saturn’s rings are composed of...

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April 11, 2017

The Plough Diet: Gerard Manley Hopkins

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To be honest, if I hadn’t been asked to review it for this blog, the odds are pretty slim I’d have picked up The Gospel in Gerard Manley Hopkins, Plough’s latest book: regrettably, I consider myself largely tone-deaf to the poetic rhapsodies of...

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March 28, 2017

The Plough Diet: Courage! Lives of Radical Devotion

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Doing something is our natural first instinct. And if there is a clear course of action that can solve or ameliorate a problem, why not? The hitch is that, so often, there isn’t really anything that can be done to change the circumstances, the...

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February 28, 2017

The Plough Diet: Dorothy Day’s Reckless Way of Love

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In the fall of 1955 Dorothy visited Woodcrest, and Julie, then a young volunteer at the Manhattan Catholic Worker, accompanied her. (Dorothy wrote about that visit in the December 1955 issue of the Catholic Worker.) Julie later returned to Woodcrest...

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