Monthly Archives: April 2006

“So that you may be perfect and complete”: Reading the Epistle of James

I would like to look more closely at the Epistle of James. I hope that doesn’t sound so strange that I have to justify myself by suggesting some sort of usefulness for an immediate controversy. To be sure, what might … Continue reading

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DaVinci Code

Zenit has a quote from liturgy head Cardinal Francis Arinze. I’ve lost track of the Catholic bloggers who have written books or set up sites to debunk the book/movie. I saw the trailer on tv last night. My wife remarked, … Continue reading

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More On Lagging

I unearthed some information on my diocese’s non-compliance regarding chld sexual abuse prevention. My theory was correct that a final child education component was left for the new bishop and his staff. A friend who sat on a committee in … Continue reading

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Rainbow Saturn

South to north: pastel salmon to yellow to blue. Saturn appears calmer than Jupiter because of cooler temperatures at cloud tops. The blue clouds in the northern hemisphere are thought to be a winter phenomenon. Saturn’s axial tilt is a … Continue reading

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Another Family Grouping at Planet VI

From left to right, Janus, Enceladus, and Tethys. In order, they’re notable for shepherding the outer edge of Saturn’s main ring system, ice geysers at the south pole, and the Ithaca Chasma, which appears as a wide crack near the … Continue reading

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My diocese made the front page of the local paper today under the headline of “Diocese lagging on safety measure.” Only 11.5 percent of the dioceses — including Kansas City-St. Joseph — were not in full compliance. Diocesan officials said … Continue reading

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Referral to a Friend

Please check out my friend Michael’s web page. He’s an outstanding musician, and a deeply spiritual man: just an all-around good guy. His 2-disk set Virtues is available, and I’d recommend it.

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