Daily Archives: 23 March 2020

Scripture for the Sick or Dying: Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

We last looked at Saint Paul’s “Gospel of Hope” eight years ago on this site. The reading below is one of the possible choices for a funeral. Likewise, the previous two posts on Romans 8, but the Pastoral Care Lectionary … Continue reading

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Announcing A Fast

I saw a few bits of fuss about Wednesday being assigned as a day of fasting and prayer for the time of pandemic. Over the years, I’ve seen similar dismay at the suggestion that the day of Transfiguration be assigned … Continue reading

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It Was … The Soap!

A most minor covid-19 casualty: the skin on my hands. Spots, pink patches, mild itchiness. They can’t say I’m not washing. My fingerprint recognition doesn’t work on my phone these days. They changed out the soap at the parish two … Continue reading

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A New View

My parish has something bright on the horizon when we’ve passed the virus crisis. If construction continues close to schedule, we should be ready to move in for Mass sometime in June. Yet to arrive: the steeple, the crucifix, the … Continue reading

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Querida Amazonia 45: This Dream Made of Water III

Pope Francis’ post-synodal exhortation in writing of “this dream made of water,” looks to the great river as a “spinal column.” An interesting metaphor. The nervous system enables a body to move. For thinking life, it means a brain can … Continue reading

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