Daily Archives: 16 May 2015

Free At Last!

WordPress didn’t like the file name of the graduation announcement, so here’s the text that went out with this picture of the young miss: You’d be laughing too if you were graduating from high school. May 17th 2015. I get … Continue reading

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No Dread, No Fear

At a job interview last month, one of the committee asked me for one-word answers to two final questions. What can you offer us, he asked. The other question was, “What can we offer you?” I don’t know what put … Continue reading

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Misericordiae Vultus 24abc: Turning to Mary

Of course, the Blessed Mother features in the thinking of Pope Francis. Indeed after the title of “Queen,” we address her second as “Mother of Mercy” in the Salve Regina. 24. My thoughts now turn to the Mother of Mercy. … Continue reading

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Celebrity Followings

Robert Mickens compares¬†Benedict and Francis on their fanboys and girls. Raul Castro and Al¬†Gore get a lot of snickers in certain Catholic circles, but maybe it’s all in the head: Interestingly, (Pope Francis’s) predecessor also had a following of celebrity … Continue reading

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Snowflakes Everywhere

As I keep attempting to converse with Max, human interaction is often about context. The Anchoress fusses on super-sensitivity, “snowflake students.” It seems it was one student, who had a personal problem with the sub-unit of rape in pagan mythology. … Continue reading

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PS 25: Laetare Sunday

Remember, you can check the full document Paschale Solemnitatis on this site, among many on the internet. Not only is the fourth Sunday potentially a John 9 day, but it also “lightens” up the Lenten journey with instrumental music and … Continue reading

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