Monthly Archives: May 2013


The young miss had some stomach upset yesterday. This has been a long and demanding school year for her. From the low of losing one of her pets Monday to birthday Tuesday, it wasn’t a total surprise that on top … Continue reading

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A Tidy Right Column

The fifth Vatican II page is now up, Nostra Aetate. Individual posts cleaned up a bit and standardized with indented quotes. Some of the older Vatican II posts were on the original blogspot site. They didn’t always make it to … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 94-96: The Treatment of Minorities

If this was a problem in the previous two centuries, it certainly has not been alleviated in the world in this one: 94. A special instance of this clash of interests is furnished by that political trend (which since the … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Mark 1:14-15

I thought that to complement the Last Words of Jesus, that an interesting devotional or musical exercise would be to meditate on the First Words. In Mark’s Gospel, those words are simple, direct, and challenging: After John had been arrested, … Continue reading

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Another Vatican II Page Up

Gaudium et Spes, Vatican II’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World is the last of the Big Four conciliar documents to have a fully linked page of edited posts. The page can be accessed through the header, … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 91-93: In Justice

Today in Pacem in Terris, justice is not just a matter for individuals: 91. Relations between States must furthermore be regulated by justice. This necessitates both the recognition of their mutual rights, and, at the same time, the fulfilment of … Continue reading

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17, Just

The young miss wanted to open birthday cards and presents at 6:15AM. I pulled this up from YouTube. And I was thinking back to this dance episode from many, many years ago: I didn’t ask her why she was wearing … Continue reading

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