Daily Archives: 1 April 2014

Four, Nine, and Eleven

Those are good Gospel numbers for Lent. Sunday Mass this year features these great encounters with the Lord Jesus. As does the online Ignatian retreat for week 25. I couldn’t believe it when I saw it the other day. One … Continue reading

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Looking To The Fringe

Someone suggested I check out the science fiction tv series Fringe.Over the past few months, my wife and I have been working our way through five seasons of episodes. We’re almost at the end, and perhaps it’s time to offer … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 10: The Universe Declares The Goodness of God

A reflection on the universe: 10. Coming as it does from the hand of God, the cosmos bears the imprint of his goodness. It is a beautiful world, rightly moving us to admiration and delight, but also calling for cultivation … Continue reading

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EG 129: Creativity Trumps Comfort

In sections 127-129 of Evangelii Gaudium, Pope Francis is concerned about person-to-person contact in the cause of the Gospel. This kind of contact necessarily implies the communicator/listener is ready to think on her feet. That he won’t be hidebound by … Continue reading

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Atlanta Apology

Archbishop Wilton Gregory’s mansion has become the cause celebre for many conservative Catholics who, stung by their association with other bling bishops, think that the Catholic Left’s campaign against the dwelling places of the one percent is hampered by ideological … Continue reading

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