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On the Threshold of Lent

The great Catholic writer Georges Bernanos once said that, "the world will be saved only by free men. We must make a world for free men." He wrote those words nearly 70 years ago in the wake of a terrible world war. He understood from painful experience that man is made for God -- and without faith, there can be no real freedom, only distractions and idolatries that eventually consume man himself.