Daily Archives: 6 January 2014

Roots in Food

I thought I had the fixings for chicken korma, or one of the variations I spring on the family. I like to use mango. Or pears in a pinch. I forgot to drop raisins in it. So I sautéed garam … Continue reading

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Mediator Dei 111-112

This first paragraph today emphasizes the importance of what lies beneath the surface, not just the externals: 111. But however much variety and disparity there may be in the exterior manner and circumstances in which the Christian laity participate in … Continue reading

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EG 43: Looking at Traditional Customs

Thomas Aquinas and Augustine assist us in examining tradition in Evangelii Gaudium 43: 43. In her ongoing discernment, the Church can also come to see that certain customs not directly connected to the heart of the Gospel, even some which have deep … Continue reading

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Frozen Iowa

The school district messaged parents mid-afternoon: no classes tomorrow and an extra day of Christmas vacation. I expect people to be sleeping in, so it looks like I’ll get a stack of work done. Before baking cookies and putting together … Continue reading

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