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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. He may be reached at MichaelMartinD@gmail.com

Posts by Michael De Sapio:

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Evangelii Gaudium: Some Neglected Passages

The purpose of a pope, as distinct from a politician, is to lift us above the ephemera of the day to glimpse the Eternal Verities.  The pope does not formulate policy, nor solve the world’s problems (this is the job of the laity); instead he encourages, explains, and exhorts.  To exhort is precisely what Pope Francis aims […]

Jennie Brownscombe, The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth

On Thanksgiving

The American nation, according to G.K. Chesterton, has the “soul of a church.”  When George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving Day on November 26, 1786, he dedicated it to “the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be.” The Thanksgiving holiday […]

El Greco, St. Martin and the Beggar

A Good Christian Soldier

“Then he said to them, ‘Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’.” (Mt. 22:21)   “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me’.” (Mt. […]

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Pioneers of the Faith

On October 17 we celebrate the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. c.107), bishop and martyr.  To read about St. Ignatius and the other Apostolic Fathers is to travel back to the cradle of the Christian faith.  Just think: Ignatius was born around the year 35, just a few years after the death of Christ; even […]

Caravaggio, The Incredulity of St. Thomas

The Pope and the Muses

Pope Francis spoke of many things in his recent interview with America magazine; we are all by now familiar with the deplorable web of distortions which the media proceeded to weave around a selection of his words.  Yet there is one part of the interview which generated no slick headlines: it is one in which […]

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