Daily Archives: 9 March 2014

Mercy, Wide and Late

The concluding hymn at the parish struck me today in a way it has never done before. Two things. First, wideness, wideness, and kindness: There’s a wideness in God’s mercy, like the wideness of the sea. There’s a kindness in … Continue reading

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Letter To Artists 7a: The Origins of Christian Art

Numbered sections 7 through 9 give the readers a brief overview of art history in a Christian context. This is more of a professor talking and a philosopher reflecting than ¬†an artist. But after all, John Paul II was all … Continue reading

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Cosmos, The Next Generation

I’ve been noticing the advance media (like here) on the Cosmos reboot one-third of a century after Carl Sagan popularized astronomy for the tv masses. It’s a good idea. Neil deGrasse Tyson is the right choice to front the show. … Continue reading

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EG 105: Youth Ministry

Pope Francis turns an eye to youth ministry in Evangelii Gaudium. We should carefully listen to this. 105. Youth ministry, as traditionally organized, has also suffered the impact of social changes. Young people often fail to find responses to their … Continue reading

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The Vice Principal Strikes Back

Eastside Catholic School’s fired vice principal sues his former employer and the Archdiocese of Seattle. One had to figure this case would eventually lead to litigation. It’s almost a religious ritual in American society today. Not only do high-profile disagreements … Continue reading

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