Daily Archives: 6 February 2015

Ginny Approves of the Premier League

“… but why aren’t we tuned to Hull City or Sunderland?” Swansea versus Sunderland tomorrow. Looking forward …

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On My Bookshelf: Pearls of the Southern Skies

This is an excellent indulgence in astronomy eye candy. Photographer Dieter Willasch presents seventy-one images of galaxies and nebulae. Auke Slotegraaf adds a page of commentary on each. This is one of the better coffee table books on astronomy I’ve … Continue reading

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The Armchair Liturgist Empties The Font … Maybe

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Ash Wednesday is less than two weeks away. Someone on PrayTell mentioned a practice of emptying the font during Lent–but keeping holy water in the sconces at the door. Wouldn’t work at my … Continue reading

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Ellie Evolved

“Two million years ago, I would have been the size of a cow. Now look at me!”

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Mutuae Relationes 25: Religious Communities Assisting Laity

I had to read over this section a bit in context of the rest of Chapter V. It seems that the Church is making an appeal for the practice of spiritual hospitality. Both the mystical life and the liturgy are … Continue reading

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DPPL 214: Angels in the Bible

No question: angels feature prominently in many Biblical passages. 214. The faithful are well aware of the numerous interventions of angels in the New and Old Covenants. They closed the gates of the earthly paradise (cf. Gen 3,24), they saved … Continue reading

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