Daily Archives: 14 November 2013

World Championship

In 1972, I followed the print media reports of the Fischer-Spassky match in Iceland. I was still a beginner at the game, so I didn’t really understand the moves I replayed that summer with my plastic pieces on cardboard eight-by-eight. … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Jesuit Saturdays

I’ve spent the last few weeks paging through a collection of essays in William Byron’s slim volume subtitled Sharing the Ignatian Spirit with Friends and Colleagues. With widespread fascination (or consternation) with Pope Francis, this book might have some valuable … Continue reading

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I learned what otoconia are today. My wife was diagnosed with¬†Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and had her first treatment today. No reclining, laying down, bending over, or moving the head too much for eight hours. (Do these rocks re-attach?) She … Continue reading

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Funeral Lectionary: Titus 2:11-14

It’s a Christmas reading, and if you attend Midnight Mass it should be familiar: Beloved: the grace of God has appeared,¬†saving all and training us to reject godless ways and worldly desires and to live temperately, justly, and devoutly in … Continue reading

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A Lost Sense of Sin?

I’ve often thought that term “prayer warrior” is questionable. Juvenile at times in certain contexts. Especially in situations like this where maturity has yet to be mastered: A small group disrupted Tuesday night’s ceremony by shouting the rosary and the … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 19

Pope Pius XII seems to speak of the Church as an institution of clergy: 19. The Church has, therefore, in common with the Word Incarnate the aim, the obligation and the function of teaching all (people) the truth, of governing … Continue reading

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