Daily Archives: 26 August 2013

On My Bookshelf: Parting The Cosmic Veil

Kenneth Lang’s book blends astronomy, art, and history. It’s a unique volume to my experience, and mostly an enjoyable read. Professor Lang looks at five major topics, in five large chapters: Cosmic Vision, War, and Technology Brave New Worlds Motion, … Continue reading

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Georg Says No

Remember last week the supposed “mystical experience” that reportedly led Pope Benedict to resign? His personal secretary Archbishop Georg Gänswein says not. There is nothing true in that story. “That story” was published by Zenit. I used to trust Zenit … Continue reading

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What’s For Dinner

Been cooking the past few days. Don’t ask why; I just get in a mood. With the Iowa heat wave of ’13 in full swing, no idea why the family has been getting hot meals the past few nights. Tonight, … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 32-33

The CDWDS completes its instructions for priests in this first chapter. Most laudable of the lost opportunities would be the suggestion to encourage family prayer. But there’s more: [32.] “Let the Parish Priest strive so that the Most Holy Eucharist … Continue reading

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Keeping The Faith on Campus

Kevin O’Brien, SJ, has a brief, thoughtful, and helpful piece in the WaPo. Those going off to college this time of year are in the midst of the most significant transition of their lives. Academically, these high school graduates will … Continue reading

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Sunday Homily for 21st Ordinary C

My colleague Fr Richmond preached at our four Masses this past weekend. If you want the reference to the coconut tree, check his homily two weeks ago.

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Giving and Taking Away

Aging with grace. That is still ahead of me. I suppose if I continue blogging, you readers will see the aging, and if I’m unfortunate, the gracelessness of that. My wife is almost always too nice to be critical. She … Continue reading

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Lumen Fidei 52

The next two sections explore “Faith and the family.” Let’s draw out the themes of this section which provides important material which deserves a deeper reflection–probably a theological treatise of its own: 52. In Abraham’s journey towards the future city, … Continue reading

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