Daily Archives: 5 May 2020

On My Bookshelf: The Bees

What if religion were hard-wired into our physical being? To the point where sin or disobedience brought us the physical sensation of pain. Reader know I enjoy speculative fiction (science fiction and fantasy both) because of the potential for sparking … Continue reading

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I have friends back in Iowa, and while this kind of reporting is absolutely subjective, they tell me plant managers have bungled their own guidelines for workplace safety. Some didn’t want to operate at fifty percent or even thirty. They … Continue reading

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On Ray Repp

A brief announcement on PrayTell elicited an unfortunate snicker from the back of the class. Some traditionalists are not really up on their Latin, it seems: De mortuis nihil nisi bonum. I arrived relatively late to Catholicism. By 1969, the … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 2b: A Negative Tendency

When we last checked in with Saint John Paul, he affirmed the positive developments in the Church’s mission since Vatican II. He will be quoting the documents of that Council quite a bit as we read in the months ahead. … Continue reading

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