Daily Archives: 14 July 2013

Blue Planets

First, we knew astronauts spied the beautiful blue Earth from lunar orbit on Christmas Eve, 1968: Next we had Voyager II’s view of the sun’s planet number 8: Astronomers found that when the planet HD189733b passes behind its star, HD189733, … Continue reading

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Salsa and Spices

The young miss has been requesting salsa since Friday. I have a favorite space blend I use as a rub for meat as well as for this corn chip dip: coriander, cumin, and paprika. For salsa, I usually add a … Continue reading

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Who came up with that silly term, “staycation,” anyway? We had our third training/commissioning session for parishioners on the new sound system this afternoon. Chris from ECC was with us from Friday through the weekend to help get Masses going … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 10

A¬†wonderful image of God’s word: 10. Abraham is asked to entrust himself to this word. Faith understands that something so apparently ephemeral and fleeting as a word, when spoken by the God who is fidelity, becomes absolutely certain and unshakable, … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Matthew 13:44-46

The treasure in the field. The pearl of great price. Two cherished Christian images that seem to have lost none of their tangible appeal even if pearl merchants are no longer on street corners. I suppose we do have realtors … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 42

At first glance, this brief section seems to suggest lay people will join clergy in policing who receives and who doesn’t: 42. The safeguarding and promotion of ecclesial communion is a task of each member of the faithful, who finds … Continue reading

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