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When people ask me why I became Catholic, I usually answer, a la G.K. Chesterton, “to have my sins forgiven.” If I have time for a longer conversation I talk about the ideas of René Girard.

If you’re looking for a 10,000-foot view of his work, I usually recommend David Cayley’s 5-part series called




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