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In an op-ed for the New York Times a week or two ago (“If the Pope Can Quit, Catholics Can Too“), Paul Elie quoted Flannery O’Connor on the need

to examine our own religious notions, to sound them for genuineness.

Box them, pound them, drum them, strum them; see how they do.

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Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, explaining his theory of the Omega Point

I keep thinking of the Flannery O’Connor title: Everything That Rises Must Converge. It’s a funny, complicated little bit of prose.

Everything does seem to be converging lately, and I guess it is a kind of ascent.

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