Daily Archives: 12 July 2021


So, Marcus Rashford was one of three England players to miss a kick at the end of yesterday’s Euro 2020 final. Italy won. Racist abuse followed. The outpouring of support here is heartening. My response remains: kneel today, kneel tomorrow, … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

The author’s premise is not new. Bill Murray explored it with a groundhog in Pennsylvania. That flick was inspired by Ken Grimwood’s Replay, a novel I would recommend for the personal examination of living a life over and over. Catherine … Continue reading

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Populorum Progressio 50: Concerted Planning

Concerted Planning 50. If these efforts are to be successful, they cannot be disparate and disorganized; nor should they vie with one another for the sake of power or prestige. The times call for coordinated planning of projects and programs, … Continue reading

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Fratelli Tutti 213: Respect For Human Dignity

213. The dignity of others is to be respected in all circumstances, not because that dignity is something we have invented or imagined, but because human beings possess an intrinsic worth superior to that of material objects and contingent situations. … Continue reading

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Space Opportunists

I’ve been seeing Jeff Bezos and others getting stick on social media the past few days. So, Sir Richard Branson has become an official astronaut, and another billionaire is next on the list of celebrities-in-space. I posted some comments earlier … Continue reading

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