Author Archives: The Leaven

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As it was in the beginning

The ruts in the roads still held water from the previous days’ rain as a small caravan of monks from St. Benedict’s Abbey drove the gravel road from Atchison through the Missouri River flood-plain to…
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Column: The West and the rest

In his book “Without Roots,” Pope Benedict XVI deplored the addiction to historical self-deprecation rampant at the higher altitudes of European cultural and intellectual life: a tendency to see in the history of the West…