Monthly Archives: April 2013

FBV 18

There’s a three-way tie in Thursday’s poll. If you want to take till about dinner time, US Eastern time to break it one way or the other, I’ll check back in around then. Any prophet will have her or his … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 12-13: Rights Pertaining to Moral and Cultural Values

As we begin to delve into part I (numbered sections 8 through 45) of this document, we will first attend to human rights (PiT 11-27) before moving on to duties and responsibilities (28-45). Today, a description of those rights that … Continue reading

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I read a lot of fussing back and forth about the Boston bombing suspect’s situation. Read/don’t read him his rights? It’s a serious thing, but silly at the same time. He’s accused of a crime. Read him his rights. Then … Continue reading

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FBV 17

Today we have three classic lines of Scripture. What a difficult choice. But take heart with another inspirational line from Paul’s letter to the Philippians: I have the strength for everything through him who empowers me. Perhaps you will choose … Continue reading

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Video Return Spot

Watch this video clip on our return to church this weekend. Jim, you can note the anitphonal seating. Rather inconveniently, both basement sump pumps aren’t working fully just now. So there’s no running water for our lower lounge and classroom … Continue reading

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More on LCWR/CDF

I was pondering another post on the LCWR-CDF dust-up. Honestly, I didn’t think there was anything more to say about it. It seems to be in the hands of the bishops and the sisters. I think the bishops are in … Continue reading

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FBV 16

Some unfinished business in FBV 12, we need voters to break the tie between the top two. Or push Ephesians into the round of 27. I’ll count votes until about 6pm US Eastern Time this evening. Or whenever I get … Continue reading

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Homeless Jesus

What the cathedrals in Toronto and New York rejected, was accepted at a Jesuit school of theology at the University of Toronto. The artist: It was very upsetting because the rectors liked it, but when it got to the administration, … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 11: Rights

Rights are basic, inalienable: 11. But first We must speak of (human) rights. (A person) has the right to live. (A person) has the right to bodily integrity and to the means necessary for the proper development of life, particularly food, clothing, shelter, medical care, … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ‘n’ Roll is Marc Dolan’s massive 2012 bio that takes the reader through an entertainer’s life from first guitar to the present day. Up front, I’ll set my personal perspective. I had a … Continue reading

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FBV 15

In today’s polling, we find the first of three appearances of a verse from the Acts of the Apostles. Is the Easter season enough of a “home field” advantage? We have the hint of the earliest structure of the modern … Continue reading

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Archbishop Chaput On The Job

David Gibson at RNS gave a teaser for an Archbishop Chaput piece in Catholic Philly here. The RNS comment: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput is also known as a straight-talking fellow, and God bless him for telling it like is. And … Continue reading

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Pews By Night

Pews and stacks of chairs, a lot to get organized by Saturday Mass. A closer look on the south end of the nave: The company is in tonight for an overnight cleaning session. Good workers.

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Return of the Pews

Despite the rain today in central Iowa, the workers are hard at it getting our seating ready for the return Mass on Saturday evening:

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FBV 14

We reach the halfway mark of the Ethereal 81 with today’s polling. Pairing number ten needs a push one way or the other. You have until noon US Central time, my lunch break, to end the overtime tie. As for today, … Continue reading

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