Monthly Archives: September 2005

Tethys & Hyperion

A few pages at JPL worth checking out from Cassini’s double flyby last weekend. Your choice of movies made from Hyperion images. The odd, irregular, tumbling moon looks like a sponge here, but that’s just the illusion created by dark … Continue reading

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The Dragons of Our Day

A new Anglican Primate of Australia, Archbishop Phillip Aspinall, was installed at St John’s Cathedral, Brisbane, on September 29. Here is an excerpt from his Installation Sermon, in part on Revelation 12 (“The great dragon, the ancient serpent, who is … Continue reading

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If I Ran a Science Fiction Network

Bernard gave me food for thought on the last SF thread. He’s right and I’m wrong there’s absolutely no good SF on tv. Battlestar Galactica is better than average, though there’s something about it that doesn’t quite grab me. Maybe … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Baby Food to a Balanced Diet

Picking up on a comment below about fruit cultivation … Just returned from the annual diocesan retreat day given for clergy and lay staff and co-sponsored by the Center and the Priestly Life & Ministry Office. A good speaker and … Continue reading

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“The Bishop Wants an Apple Orchard”

The diocese held its first of three information gathering sessions for the adult formation task force. It felt like St Blog’s Live, though with a 60-40 prog tilt rather than 25-75. Some people said some articulate things. Some people said … Continue reading

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Homosexuality and the Priesthood

“Homosexuals, even those who are celibate, will be barred from becoming Roman Catholic priests under stricter rules soon to be released,” the newspapers tell us. (Perhaps it has already happened as you read this.) I’m sure that my two or … Continue reading

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AA11: On Marriage and Family

In AA 11, the Church reiterates its teaching that marriage and the family unit form both the “the beginning and basis” of society. As Paul advised the Ephesians, Christ has blessed it in a unique way, serving as metaphor for … Continue reading

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