Daily Archives: 7 May 2006

Playing In Space

I’ve just found a new tool/toy this past week. It’s a space flight simulation freeware program called Orbiter and it permits the user to fly various spacecraft on missions … well, in space. It’s favorably reviewed here. a 2006 version … Continue reading

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Skywatchers, Take Note

Joe Rao of msnbc gives you some pointers for May skywatching. Look for the international space station, coming to North American skies this month. A second red spot has appeared on Jupiter. You can see the larger Great Red Spot … Continue reading

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Gaudium et Spes 49

We continue our look at Gaudium et Spes, starting with section 49 putting in a plug for true love. Yes, that’s how the document itself calls it, “true love.” Check it out: The biblical Word of God several times urges … Continue reading

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6200 to 1

Long odds, but at what point does the world invest in some insurance to avoid cosmic catastrophe? Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart wants to be ready. The red line marks the potential hit path of an asteroid that will pass … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist: May Crowning

How and when would you do it? One parish I know expected it on May 1st. If you wait for an official feast, well, the Visitation is May 31st. Australians celebrate Our Lady Help of Christians on May 24th, not … Continue reading

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World Day of Vocations

… and Pope Benedict has a few words to say. My words would include these: It is important to instill in the young a sense of a call to holiness independent of one’s state of life. With a broader base … Continue reading

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