Daily Archives: 18 March 2020

Late Evening Snack

Some foods I find difficult to cook. Exotic stuff like squid. Cakes from scratch. Eggplant, definitely. That last one is a vegetable I would like to master, but the best I can do with it is meh. And the worst, … Continue reading

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Closed Churches?

I’ve seen a few social media comments, even a meme that rails against “closed” churches. I’m not impressed with this kind of conspiracy hounding. In three important communications of the past week, my archbishop has emphasized the importance of parishes … Continue reading

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Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Romans 8:14-17

Why do people suffer? People have struggled with this all through the ages. Remember the question addressed to Jesus in John 9:2, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” When misfortune comes to an … Continue reading

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Querida Amazonia 36-38: Intercultural Encounter

In the Holy Father’s post-synodal exhortation he looks at “intercultural encounter,” we begin with an acknowledgement of human limitations. In paragraph 36, he outlines the problems of the First World: “consumerism, individualism, discrimination, inequality, and any number of others.” People … Continue reading

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Furlowed In Exile

The young miss was told her work establishment is shutting down for the next two weeks. Her mom is on the last legs of a bronchitis spell, so we will see who has more cabin fever when I get home … Continue reading

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