Daily Archives: 16 March 2020

Querida Amazonia 29-32: The Amazonian Polyhedron

What does geometry have to do with Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation? Let’s ponder the Amazonian polyhedron. The Holy Father reminds us of the multiple nationalities, peoples, and cultures of the Amazon basin. It would be ignorant to consider them uncivilized. … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Matthew 8:5-13

Perhaps in this time of pandemic, it can be fruitful to look at the Scriptures the Church prescribes for rituals with people who are sick or dying. In Matthew’s Gospel, we find Jesus on a mountainside delivering a discourse that … Continue reading

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The Exile Continues

The cats could be seeing more of us: It might be a relief that we have a nice view. We could be seeing more out this window in the weeks and–dare I say–months ahead. The staff at my parish gathered … Continue reading

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Football Promotion In The Age Of Virus

The young miss and I follow soccer on most of the world’s continents. I’ve noticed that leagues are hand-wringing (not washing) over what to do to make things fair in a system where good teams are promoted up and the … Continue reading

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OCM 67B: Las Arras

In the US, immigrants have brought a number of cultural customs to the celebration of marriage. Many of these are easily folded into the Rite of Matrimony. One is the giving of arras, or coins. The tradition is described here. … Continue reading

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