Daily Archives: 9 August 2009


I asked the docent at the Butterfly Garden at the Minnesota Zoo, “Why isn’t the term ‘flutter-by’?” I caught a few moths, like this luna moth: And this moth >>> <<< and this butterfly I used to be able to … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas on Ensoulment

In our parish, we have a Q&A feature in our bulletin. The fodder for this is mined from a question container we keep in the student lounge. The question I drew for consideration last month was, “Didn’t St Thomas Aquinas … Continue reading

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RCIA 125: The Bishop’s Responsibilities

The homily is the usual moment for the bishop to exercise his first listed duty, communicating the significance of election. The homily is certainly the first teaching moment usually considered. I might have a quibble with “or elsewhere during the … Continue reading

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