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I recently revisited T. S. Eliot’s ​“Little Gidding”​and found it to be an encouragement for our times, uncertain as they are for the uncertain relationship we have with our past. Perhaps this meditation will offer some light and hope. Note this remarkable line, which, on the surface, is fraught with the highest human stakes: A people without...

Anyone well-versed on the Roman Catholic Church knows that, like every human endeavor, its history is marred by acts of hubris. In the 1630’s, one of the Church’s most flawed judgments may have been the decision to put Galileo Galilei, arguably the father of modern science, under house arrest following an Inquisition. That incident is spotlighted...