Monthly Archives: February 2019

OCM 9: The Example of Christ

The Church would suggest a married couple look to Jesus for an example of how to live and to love one another. The notion, according to Vatican II, is a merger. The ideal marriage brings together the experience and life … Continue reading

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Movie Challenge Day 10

This image is from the best extended piece of film-making ever–the opening sequence of this movie. The hour-plus that follows is quite excellent, too. Easily my favorite animated flick–The Incredibles is second, but a little too derivative to be a … Continue reading

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Movie Challenge Day 9

I like saint movies. This is the most recent of a few that have affected me. Gandhi. Romero. These might have been better films from an objective standpoint. I am neither a radical pacifist or a courageous bishop. In another … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Hosea 2:21-26

In the new Order of Christian Matrimony, the Church has added an official ritual for Blessing an Engaged Couple. (OCM 218-236) It includes prayers, readings, and of course, a blessing. One of the suggested readings does not appear in the … Continue reading

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Movie Challenge Day 8

On facebook, I keep to the challenge: post a pic and say nothing about the movie. Here I can’t resist a bit of blab. A sports movie has to be in my top-ten. I considered Hoosiers, Miracle, and a good … Continue reading

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OCM 8: The Draw Of Holiness

The tag on this site from years ago was “Rite of Marriage.” The new translation adjusts that terminology to “matrimony.” What’s with the words? The older term derives from Middle English and the later from French, but both have their … Continue reading

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Movie Challenge Day 7

Heading this movie challenge into this century, the first of four I’ve seen. In my mind, I can’t think of a thing wrong with it. Understated but distinctive musical score. Good actors in the significant roles. A very twisty plot … Continue reading

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