Daily Archives: 19 September 2020

A How-To

Good manners sometimes seem to have been tossed out a high window. Toward the end of this essay, Catholic blogger Michelle Arnold offers five needed lessons in civilized behavior. The last struck me as especially apt: Be kind to those … Continue reading

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Redemptoris Missio 81: Generosity

“It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35) The material and financial needs of the missions are many: not only to set up the Church with minimal structures (chapels, schools for catechists and seminarians, housing), but also … Continue reading

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Russian Venus

My wife mentioned to me that Russia has claimed Venus. The Soviets were at the forefront of exploration on that planet for the early decades of the Space Age. Sometimes international politics is more noise than substance. In space, there … Continue reading

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