Daily Archives: 20 July 2013

On Retreat

Fran takes over the blog as of tomorrow morning. This will be my last post until next weekend. I do have a small stack of document posts waiting in the queue. But your guest host will provide some excellent material in … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Neptune’s Brood

The last two sf novels I read were from Scottish authors. This seems to be a pattern. This one was too. Well, Leeds in origin, but Scotland now in residency. There’s a sub-genre of military science fiction that draws and … Continue reading

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Every August, the parish produces a publication piece that includes staff member introductions. Often there’s a “gimmick” attached. One year, people had to match our baby pictures with our latest mug shots. In another handout, we were pictured as we … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Luke 13:1-5

As ordinary time continues, we will get a steady dose of Luke’s Gospel each weekend until December. One reading that does not appear in the Sunday Lectionary is this tidbit from chapter 13, also found in the Rite of Penance … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 16

Why did Jesus suffer and die? Saint John gives the most profound Gospel witness. Fyodor Dostoevsky assists: 16. The clearest proof of the reliability of Christ’s love is to be found in his dying for our sake. If laying down … Continue reading

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Ecclesia de Eucharistia 48

Generosity is a virtue: 48. Like the woman who anointed Jesus in Bethany, the Church has feared no “extravagance”, devoting the best of her resources to expressing her wonder and adoration before the unsurpassable gift of the Eucharist. No less … Continue reading

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