Daily Archives: 21 December 2008

Snacking on the Word: Psalm 19:2

The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky proclaims its builder’s craft. The pope opens the International Year of Astronomy with one of my favorite psalms and praise for four centuries of telescopes and astronomical inquiry. Image credit for … Continue reading

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Ignorance All Around

I noticed a Zenit piece today on the ignorance of the press on religion. Rather damning is the WaPo’s ad for a religion reporter several years back: The “ideal candidate,” it said, is “not necessarily religious nor an expert in … Continue reading

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Mishaps Avoided and Not

The young miss had a beauty appointment with her Aunt Barb yesterday. I had enough time to get to Best Buy to pick up something for my brother, then get on I-35 for what I thought would be an uneventful … Continue reading

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PCS 171: Preparation, Renewal, Prayer

171. By conversation and brief services of readings and prayers, the minister may help the parents and family to see that their child is being called ahead of them to enter the kingdom and joy of the Lord. The period … Continue reading

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O Radiant Dawn

O radiant Dawn, splendor of eternal light, sun of justice:   Come shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death     (The angel presents the sun rising)

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“God Was Shining On Us”

  It was forty years ago that otherwise conservative NASA took its shot at the moon. False CIA intelligence and a delay in the manufacture of the lunar module inspired the Apollo 8 mission, which originally wasn’t even on the first … Continue reading

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