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About Michael De Sapio

A native of Alexandria, Virginia and a graduate of The Catholic University of America, Michael is a writer and musician (professional violinist and amateur chorister). Passionately interested in Truth and Beauty in equal measure, he writes for Fanfare Magazine, Conservative Book Club and other outlets.

Posts by Michael De Sapio:

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Spiritual Lessons from the Victims of Communism

This summer I had the privilege and pleasure of interning with a most intriguing organization in Washington, DC: the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC for short).  VOC’s mission is to honor the more than 100 million victims of communist regimes (from the Soviet Union to China, Cuba and Vietnam) and educate future generations about […]

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Catholic vs. American?

It’s come to my attention lately that a certain segment of American Catholics seems to feel ambivalent about America. Fr. Dwight Longenecker, a popular writer and blogger, writes that “the American founding philosophy is fundamentally opposed to Catholicism” (read his comments in context here).  Now, I have never perceived a conflict between my faith and my nationality. Yet I […]

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A Patron Saint for the New Evangelization: St. Philip Neri

On May 26 the Church celebrates the feast day of a saint whose relative obscurity (in America, at least) is ridiculously out of proportion with his attractiveness and relevance.  It is high time that more people knew St. Philip Neri (1515-1595), the “Apostle of Rome.” The moniker seems paradoxical; why would Rome, the headquarters of the Catholic Church, need […]

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Lectio Divina: What It Is and How It’s Done

                                  Traditionally, the Catholic laity imbibed the Bible mainly through the medium of the Mass. And little wonder: the most important act of worship in the Catholic faith provides a veritable feast of scripture.  The Mass in its modern form has three scripture readings—an Old Testament reading, an epistle, and a gospel; and the […]

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True Myth

Lo! our earth is in her spring, bearing thus her witness that, with her Lord, she has all her gifts restored. For now the woods with their leaves and the meadows with their flowers, pay homage to Jesus’ triumph over the gloomy tomb. –Salve Festa Dies, Venantius Fortunatus (English translation) Thanks to an overlong winter, […]

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